In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wave/proportions) gigantesco(profit/success/appetite) enorme(success/profit/appetite) colosal(effort) titánico(effort) enormetall? he's gigantic! — ¿alto? ¡es un gigante!
- I stepped out of the airport at 6.30 am and walked into what seemed to be a gigantic sauna.
- The hunt for a house has been a gigantic part of my life for the last year so I'm bound to feel as if there's something missing.
- And thus, money was saved on the editing budget and a gigantic media star was born in the process.
- There was a gigantic tower on the bar graph for the number of people who were sick on a Monday.
- The ground floor is a gigantic L-shaped open-plan dining room, kitchen and living room.
- Most of those wars would not be possible without the diligent efforts of the West's gigantic arms trade.
- Gas is transported in gigantic tankers and stored in tanks so cold that they create permafrost around them.
- What started as a small bonfire has grown to the size of a gigantic tip.
- Over at the machinery section, farmers gazed longingly at some of the latest gigantic tractors.
- Yet the gigantic profits of the big banks would seem to suggest otherwise.
- The lake acts as a gigantic solar panel, and a ring of mountains retains the heat.
- He suddenly tenses up as he tells me this gigantic bus has just cut them off.
- It looks like a gigantic version of a very cheap plastic Christmas tree.
- I get confused between giant prawns, crayfish and langoustine, but these were gigantic.
- His emblematic white mullet and gigantic cigar are reassuringly in place.
- No ugly gigantic ramps will be needed to drive up to bus station level.
- Finally, someone suggested a gigantic net be hung under the bridge to catch any who fell.
- A gigantic greenhouse is now a ruined heap - a victim of the weekend's heavy snowfall.
- I had no other choice, though I'm sure it will turn out to be a gigantic mistake.
- Animation is a genre that has taken gigantic strides in creativity and in the use of technology.
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