In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in atomic warfare)hipocentro masculino
- In fact, no bomb fragments were ever found, and no one could be sure what car or truck exploded, yet ground zero was established… with no car.
- The degree of damage depends upon the distance from the center of the bomb blast, which is called the hypocenter or ground zero.
- The other day I stuck my camera out of a car window and the sound I got was like ground zero at a nuclear blast!
- I cannot recall areas designated as ground zero on the island.
- The natural reluctance of rescuers to get close enough to ground zero after a nuclear detonation to be much use to survivors is another.
- It's up there with inspecting ground zero at a nuclear test facility immediately after a detonation, and just in time for Godzilla.
- It was rumored that new weapons were tested there, even though people still lived away from the ground zero areas.
(in New York)Ground Zero — zona cero femenino
3(starting point)punto de partida masculino
- By that, I mean I started at ground zero and learned everything by doing.
- You basically start from ground zero again when you start the season.
- We got in there with a pen and a pad and started at ground zero.
- This is exactly the situation we do not want our tug pilots to be in, because it won't be feasible for many of them to start from ground zero to earn a private pilot certificate.
- If he leaves, the staff will have to start at ground zero.
- When I read what he had to say, it was revolutionary to me, in the sense that he was willing to break ground, to start at ground zero and create.
- You won't have to start at ground zero because all homebuilders today are concerned with energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
- I mean, we're really starting from ground zero here.
- Flipping a few options can make it more enjoyable for those that like to avoid starting at ground zero every time.
- Born in San Francisco in 1963, she was brought up in the Haight-Ashbury district, placing her at ground zero of America's exploding counter-culture.
- ‘We started from ground zero,’ Wilson says in his typical American - speak.
- And then it was almost worse because then we went really down to ground zero in terms of our own emotions because we just could not believe that he would survive.
- We started at ground zero and we knew we had to build our fanbase with exciting hockey, and, to be honest, we couldn't do that by setting up a trap night in and night out.
- Basically, you're starting at ground zero and trying to create new characters that will catch on the way the old ones did.
- So I'm starting at ground zero and it will take two or three years.
- Back in 1996, I was forced to start again from ground zero.
- So why not endure the pain and start from ground zero?
- Although the Montreal music scene is the ground zero of cool these days, one of the city's best bands have somehow managed to fly under the radar.
- It's frustrating, sure, but when you start from ground zero anything is an accomplishment, and anything is more than what you have.
- But, you know, whenever you start a project, you're starting at ground zero.
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