In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the astonished look on their faces — la cara de asombro que pusieron
- I'm astonished (that) he got so far — me asombra que haya llegado tan lejos
- I was astonished to learn that he'd resigned — me quedé helada / estupefacta / pasmada cuando me enteré de que había dimitido
- to be astonished at sth
- I was astonished at his nerve — su descaro me dejó helado / estupefacto / pasmado
- The priest was astonished to see a hidden staircase descending into the dark.
- I was astonished at what I was being told.
- I am astonished at the lack of coherence on the part of planners.
- He hit his drive 381 yards down the storied 650-yard 17th, drawing astonished gasps from the galleries.
- The astonished faces of the recipients soon turn to happy smiles.
- The other fishermen had seen the marlin's skeleton and were astonished at its size - eighteen feet from nose to tail.
- From the very beginning I was almost in tears, overwhelmed by a sense of triumph, proud to be human, astonished at what we can do.
- A few days later an astonished Fouquet was arrested.
- He stepped out of the car and gave himself up to the astonished officers.
- When I became a primary school governor in 1990 I was astonished to discover that there were no formal grammar text books in school.
- Arikha's own unsparing self-portraits, often nude, show a fiercely alert, intelligent, sometimes astonished, sometimes grimacing face.
- Grandpa is astonished at how the dogs do everything together.
- We were shocked and astonished, thrown into a state of utter disbelief.
- Nathan grinned at William's astonished face.
- Wilson proclaimed himself astonished at the tremendous weight the horses carried.
- Finally bringing her ageing vehicle to a screeching halt, officers were astonished to find a seven-month-old baby boy in the front seat.
- The registry contacted the breeder, who in turn called the dog's astonished owner.
- They were astonished at the colonials' high standard of living, reports the author.
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