In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(causing death)(injury/illness/accident) mortalit is not known who fired the fatal shot — no se sabe quién disparó el tiro que le causó la muerte
- He knew it was a fatal wound caused by a special type of ammunition.
- The condition can be fatal if a clot travels to the heart or lungs.
- It was great beyond measure, lasted a long time and was particularly fatal to children.
- This protects the foliage from cold and wind damage as even the walk between shop and car can be fatal to tender plants.
- Unlike bees they have an unlimited ability to sting, although the venom rarely proves fatal in humans.
- The last fatal shooting attributed to the sniper took place Tuesday.
- They can inflict a serious, and sometimes fatal, injury and should be treated with respect.
- The wound was fatal, but not quick, he would be dying for days.
- But we know they are carrying a deadly parasite which has proved fatal to two species.
- Once a person develops symptoms, the disease is usually fatal.
- Is it really worth a potentially fatal accident just to avoid having your picture taken?
- I looked at the CDC site, and it seems that the disease is not invariably fatal.
- Rabies is an invariably fatal viral disease caused by the bite of an infected animal, usually a dog.
- The result would be fatal to most motorists as vehicles are likely to be damaged.
- Speeding is now a factor in one in four fatal crashes on our roads.
- The bug causes diarrhoea, stomach cramps and fever and can be fatal to babies, the old and the sick.
- Only about 25 of the 1,500 known species of scorpions can deliver stings that are fatal to humans.
- The spores transform into the anthrax bacteria, which produce a toxin that can be fatal to humans and animals.
- It contains an alkaloid toxin which can be fatal to horses and other livestock.
- The result of a fatal accident inquiry into her death is due later this year.
2(disastrous)(mistake/decision) fatídico(mistake/decision) de funestas consecuenciasfatal to sth
- the delay was fatal to the project — el retraso tuvo consecuencias funestas para el proyecto
- it would be fatal to assume that ... — sería funesto / tendría funestas consecuencias asumir que ...
- They were buoyed up by hope, and often they were brought down their own fatal flaws.
- What are the fatal flaws that bring him into such contempt among his own peer group?
- But leaving the film to its own devices proves very nearly fatal.
- On each occasion, there was the same, potentially fatal, flaw in the system.
- Sometimes it's the way the software is designed that is determined to be the fatal flaw.
- However, a couple of fatal flaws in an otherwise solid defence proved costly.
- If you have a lazy agent, it could prove fatal to your dealings with your tenant.
- The decision was fatal to what little possibility remained of restoring order in the country.
- That is why I cannot quite put my finger on what you say is the fatal flaw in this legislation.
- However, when I'd finished the process I discovered a fatal flaw in the new software.
- Her delay in complaining thus might have been fatal to her claim.
- We say it is fatal to the defendants' case that they cannot prove those accusations to be true.
- Those sort of leaders are just as fatal to regimental morale as the control freaks.
- This would be fatal to the central purpose of the BBC, which is to take creative risk.
- That this was never permanently achieved proved fatal to their Mediterranean strategy.
- Many believe that a second whistleblower could prove fatal to the Government.
- It's a fatal flaw in what otherwise has the makings of an entertainingly quirky show.
- So, tactically, it is a masterstroke, with one fatal flaw.
- Thus the Inspector's failure to consider this aspect is not fatal to his decision.
- These could be produced economically and in quantity, but suffered a fatal flaw.
3(important)fatalthe fatal day/hour — el día/la hora fatal
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