In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dog/lion) fiero(dog/lion) feroz(glance/tone) feroz(glance/tone) furibundo(temper) feroz(temper) temible
- It will be a closely fought and fierce battle but I hope it does.
- For hundreds of years, in our mind at least, the tiger was a fierce, aggressive, dangerous and invincible animal.
- Such claims have, inevitably, produced a fierce response from the nuclear industry.
- I can understand how he feels, I'm taken aback, to say the least, by this fierce display of fighting ability that I never imagined Milon capable of.
- There is fierce competition, particularly for city centre properties, and it is not unusual for whole developments to be sold before the first brick is laid.
- The sounds of the fierce battle reverberated throughout the city as dawn broke.
- The reality is that the centaur race is marked in myth as particularly war like and fierce.
- Angry miners fought fierce battles with police and security forces on the streets of the Polish capital Warsaw at the end of July.
- The battles had been fierce, but Allison continued to find herself astonished at how the two societies went to war.
- I noticed that land was only about one hundred yards away, but there was a fierce battle being fought.
- Anti-monarchist rebels bombed the police base a, triggering a fierce exchange of fire.
- The communities that play can display fierce and irrational rivalries.
- Not a particularly fierce fighter but the river was strewn with rocks and boulders and was running quite fast too.
- At least you're fierce and aggressive now in your anger.
- Some 300 people were trapped inside as police fought a fierce 45-minute long gun battle.
- Later, they fight fierce battles against each other as each tries to reach a vital bridge first.
- Several fierce battles were fought between the two camps.
- One view sees development as a fierce process, with much blood, sweat and tears - a world in which wisdom demands toughness.
- She was a ferocious, fierce soldier, one who would go far.
2(hatred/love) intenso(love/hatred) violento(battle/fighting) encarnizado(criticism/attack/opposition) violento(attack/criticism/opposition) virulento(opponent/defender) acérrimothey are fierce enemies — son enemigos encarnizados
- He was a man of intense feelings and fierce hates.
- It breeds fierce loyalty from its local skiers.
- The trust obtained planning permission for the pay and display equipment despite fierce objections to the scheme by councillors.
- ‘I have claim to her life,’ he said with fierce intensity.
- When I'd broken down, which hadn't happened often but when it did it hit with fierce intensity, she'd been there for me, comforting me in the dark.
- Nathan warned, his tone fierce and warning; more so than Lisa had ever heard him use before.
- Their defeats could be directly attributed to the lack of his fierce aggression and quiet, shrewd leadership.
- They are two of the biggest housing schemes seen in York for years - and they have attracted fierce opposition from local residents.
- She thinks that that training is the source of the fierce concentration she displays on stage.
- It is a region known for fierce loyalty to hundreds of local sports teams, and local rivalry is considered a virtue.
- ‘So,’ he started, his voice fierce, ‘I guess it's okay for you to converse with me now that no one's around, huh?’
- Cool hands lacing fingers with hers, his kiss fierce yet tender, passionate, and fulfilling.
- The decision came despite fierce opposition from local people, hundreds of whom signed petitions and wrote letters to the company demanding the counter remain open.
- You therefore pursue your objectives with a fierce intensity and are prepared to commit yourself deeply and readily.
- He looked away, and the shadows made his face fierce and remote.
- People that transcend their class background often have this dynamism, but sometimes also display a fierce pride that can feel like anger.
- As a result, she pursues her objectives with a fierce intensity that will not let go of things.
- ‘Never doubt,’ he whispered, his voice fierce, yet tender.
- The trials have provoked fierce opposition from local people, particularly organic farmers and beekeepers who fear for their livelihood.
- Many local councils have been slow to establish more suitable sites - often because of fierce opposition from local people.
3(storm) violento(wind) fortísimothe fierce tropical sun beat down — el implacable sol del trópico caía a plomo
- No sooner had they done so than a fierce storm arose stranding them on the island for two weeks.
- But in the face of fierce weather and conditions, and very young crew, that plane crashed.
- Scientists told the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee last Wednesday that global warming will result in more fierce hurricanes in the future.
- It's strange how you adapt to such fierce weather conditions, in fact it's an amazing experience.
- Warm water provides fuel for tropical storms to increase strength and become fierce hurricanes.
- The experts see the work as challenging because of the strong currents and fierce storms.
- Most days, the large columns that supported the high walls of the shopping center shielded the market from the sun's rays or fierce rains or winds.
- Before they could haul in the nets a fierce storm came up and swept them to destruction.
- In January 2001, the road was swept away in a fierce storm.
- I hustled to get into the cab and out of the fierce storm.
- However, fierce weather postponed plans to escort him off the isle until later in the week.
- The wind abruptly grew fierce and both of them awakened from their stupor to steady themselves.
- Gently pulling the sweatshirt over my head, I stepped out and into the fierce weather and it only took a few minutes before I was fully drenched.
- How could something so thin, so frail and delicate, have been strong enough to withstand that fierce storm last night?
- However, I can already hear the thunder and lightning unleashing the fierce storm of the year.
- Pretty soon, the light drizzle became a fierce downpour.
- While returning home to their farm, a fierce rain and wind storm catches them on the water and the boat capsizes, threatening to drown them both.
- Along the way, they encountered hostile forces, fierce weather and a formidable landscape.
- The weather has turned cold with fierce showers that pelt like hail.
- The rain was fierce and the windshield wipers swept frantic.
- Their vegetation, mostly scrub pine, is noticeably weathered from the fierce storms that punish this area.
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