In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ironía femeninothe irony of it is that … — lo irónico del asunto es que …
- by an irony of fate — por ironías del destino
- that's one of life's little ironies — esa es una de las pequeñas ironías de la vida
- he spoke with heavy/bitter irony — habló en un tono cargado de ironía/con amarga ironía
- The irony of that situation was that Stalin judged Hitler to be more rational than in fact he was.
- There's plenty of irony in seeing one monopoly accuse another monopoly of restricting users' choices.
- The irony of the growing shortage is that in responding to it, China could soon find itself with too much capacity.
- It's at this point I begin to wonder whether Wayne's post is actually satirical, replete with deliberate ironies I completely missed.
- The irony is that the farming methods causing the drainage will result in their own demise, as they use up the topsoil and render the ground infertile.
- In a strange twist of irony, this very narrowing down of themes may result in a wider audience.
- In perfect irony, one of them was seen pasting posters on the pedestal of the Kamaraj statue to publicise an agitation in the city on Tuesday.
- But perhaps the most bitter and disturbing irony is that the best surf tends to arrive during the winter.
- It would be the final irony of this extraordinary affair if the fight were to be cancelled on the grounds that it could be a threat to public order.
- The irony is almost too perfect: Malls are now being designed to resemble the downtown commercial districts they replaced.
- Havana is all of these simultaneously, a place of contradictions and ironies, never settling down to visitor's expectations.
- For the rest of us, it is a morality tale - a complicated one filled with ironies and contradictions, but a morality tale nonetheless.
- There are dilemmas, ironies and paradoxes within this context.
- In a case of savage irony, Yost ended up supervising the termination of many of the engineers he helped to hire.
- The paradoxes and ironies of this situation are endless.
- The irony was that Airdrie emerged from the match with one of their best results after one of their poorest performances.
- He was the great appreciator of the country's breadth and energy, its strengths, ironies and contradictions.
- It would be the perfect irony if today's opponents provided the spark that Scotland need to beat them in their own magnificent Millennium Stadium.
- To add irony to injury, his reselection was itself a result of an injury to the captain Jason Robinson.
- The greatest irony of this case was that his wife was also a patient, presenting with insomnia due to shift work as a nurse.
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