In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(difference/object/problem) inmenso(problem/difference/object) enorme(person) enormethese trees grow to an immense height — estos árboles crecen hasta alcanzar una altura descomunal
- I had the immense good fortune of seeing him — tuve la inmensa / enorme fortuna de verlo
- this could do immense damage to our cause — esto podría hacer un daño incalculable a nuestra causa
- They've managed to capture an immense sound, which is quite a feat for a three-piece.
- I think the first lesson I would learn out of that is that the inertia involved in that is immense.
- He added that it had been an experience and an immense honour to serve on the council.
- Those trade union leaders should be calling action like Thursday's on an immense scale.
- No matter how carefully guided these weapons may be, the loss of civilian life will be immense.
- And, of course, it kept catching the wind so it was like trying to move an immense kite!
- He also appears to have immense powers but will not use them when they are most required.
- He has immense mood swings, and has to be constantly reminded how good he is.
- All I see is a flash of blue scales, then an immense, burning pain on my right cheek.
- He certainly used it in the sense of destiny that is carved out by immense human efforts.
- I was told the hard disk was so immense that I would never need to buy another computer ever again.
- So what we must now do is begin the immense task with a few practical steps.
- To her immense credit Jenni did a courageous job of keeping us informed but there was only so much she could do.
- The change is small, just one word, but the implied change in attitude and status is immense.
- Coupled with his immense physical and athletic gifts, it made him nearly unstoppable.
- The past year has filled me with immense pride in Aberdeen and the commitment shown by staff at all levels.
- But they are right and bold to do so, when the prize of its achievement is so immense.
- It's cold and dark here in my little rowing boat and the waters are murky and beset with immense danger.
- He still has immense energy to drive the group and he still gets up in the morning with the determination to win.
- His learning was as vast as was his obstinacy immense in the matter of accepting change.
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