In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(supply/measures/resources) insuficiente(measures/resources/supply) inadecuadothe sum set aside was inadequate — la suma que se había destinado era insuficiente / inadecuada
- He said government funding was inadequate and had failed to keep up with rising costs.
- The security procedure at St Augustine's clearly is inadequate and must be improved urgently.
- They said the new homes would overlook existing homes, and complained there was inadequate parking.
- This was followed by inadequate nursing care, long waiting times and poor communication.
- My Italian was too inadequate to thank her properly yet I owe her a great and undeclared debt.
- We accused her of giving inadequate funding to our schools but when we requested an interview she declined.
- They may be applying diplomatic pressure behind the scenes, but there comes a time when that is inadequate.
- Evidence also exists that the quality of such care in hospitals and general practices is inadequate.
- Whatever plans that were in place to deal with such a natural disaster have proven inadequate.
- This has resulted in people having to drive there and try to leave their vehicles in a totally inadequate parking area.
- Those children that are taken into care join a system that is inadequate to meet their needs.
- Most burn centres are situated in large cities and are inadequate for the high incidence of injuries.
- We all know that the state pension is probably inadequate for most working people.
- In the light of the potential challenge, this is an inadequate response.
- Safety precautions were inadequate on a building site where a joiner fell eight feet and broke his back.
- He claims parking facilities are inadequate and signposting of wards is poor.
- The National Assembly's system of passing legislation has proved inadequate.
- However the quality of the studies was inadequate and more research is needed.
- The system appears to be inadequate for the present requirements of the village.
- Governmental oversight of the private operation has been regularly criticised as inadequate.
2(person) inepto(person) incompetenteshe felt inadequate — se sentía inepta / incompetente
- Valentine's day may be a conspiracy to make single people feel inadequate.
- The power to make and break little lives can sometimes make people feel inadequate and uncomfortable.
- Roland, Gabriel and I had been prepared for this battle, but still we were inadequate.
- At the same time, he felt inadequate to the task of measuring up to either parent's expectations.
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