In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She stared so boldly and so forlornly and so desperately that her heart could have done her talking for her.
- Rescue workers battled desperately to save a cow which had fallen into a stretch of the River.
- The resulting chase took us all the way back to the car, panting desperately.
- But she has not seen her son since and now she is desperately pleading for him to make contact.
- I've been struggling on in multiple jumpers and shirts desperately trying to keep warm.
- Fran added that Mark had to go through so much in his desperately short life that his death was a release for him.
- Both the Metropolitan Police and his family are now desperately concerned for his safety.
- We all feel desperately for a little girl who has lost both parents in such grim and public circumstances.
- He desperately tried to get control of the car but crashed into a lamppost.
- They waved and banged on the window, trying desperately to get some reaction from us, or to throw us off.
- When militias attacked her village the young mother ran desperately for her life.
- She was desperately trying to maintain a family life and progress her career.
- He was found trapped by a workmate who desperately tried to revive him before paramedics arrived.
- Back in the wheelhouse he was confronted by the huge ship and desperately tried to swing the wheel to head away.
- Workers are now desperately searching for the female deer, who they believe is still at large.
- Kane has been desperately attempting to track down Gavin, but has had absolutely no success.
- But, at the beginning of the week she was at her wits end desperately trying to save the club.
- Josh's fists were a blur as he tried desperately to defeat Kevin's iron defense.
- He tells her that he is desperately unhappy and that his marriage is over.
- It was full of people who, for two reasons, were desperately ill-equipped to come here.
2(need/require) urgentemente(require/need) con urgencia
- There are lots of other facilities that could desperately do with the cash.
- It was a desperately disappointing championship for the conglomerate of Scots.
- We desperately need a similar increase in measures to deter the thieves, the robbers and the yobs.
- The critics had been savage and he desperately needed a change of scene.
- I am desperately heartbroken for all the people involved in this terrible tragedy.
- It is desperately disappointing to win so much primary possession and then not to be able to hold on to it.
- Within a week he was desperately poorly again, and this time did not recover.
- The Irish province have come desperately close in the past, competing in two of the last six finals.
- Jodie desperately wants to be famous, but all she ever does is complain about how she's treated.
- He desperately needs to strengthen the side but has been told to cut costs.
- Some thriller writers, he admits, do desperately want to be taken seriously, but not him.
- We desperately need more clinics for treating people and educating them about the dangers.
- Modern Britain desperately needs modern railways, run by professionals who care.
- I'll know where to come on a cold winter's night when I desperately need warming up.
- Nothing has changed apart from now, if I need a player desperately, then we can do something.
- Pretending he is a songwriting genius, however, is desperately wide of the mark.
- The incident has left her extremely shaken and we desperately would like to catch this man.
- The man, who has worked at the lake for five years, said the site desperately needs a clean-up.
- We desperately need age, experience and character on the backbenches of our parliament.
- The only option that comes to mind is a desperately unoriginal one - the dreaded book token.
3she's desperately ill — está gravísima
- it's desperately urgent — es sumamente / extremadamente urgente
- I'm desperately tired/cold — tengo un cansancio/frío terrible
- we're not desperately busy — no estamos lo que se dice ocupadísimos
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