In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(enthusiasm, eagerness)entusiasmo masculinoher keenness to meet them was obvious — era obvio que estaba deseando conocerlos
- At the end, I was greatly impressed by the smartness and keenness of all of them, and by the firmness and intelligence of their questions.
- Bur rather than settle down and start producing a bland composite, he retains his enthusiasm and keenness to experiment.
- The dive leaves me with a profound respect for these beautiful creatures and a new keenness to see them in the wild.
- When I recall my early enthusiasm and keenness and compare it with three or four years later, I see a significant difference.
- Do not, in a fit of keenness, give your e-mail address to every single university society at the freshers' fair.
2(of knife, blade) lo afilado literario(of wind) lo cortante
3(of sight, hearing, mind, wit)agudeza femenino
4formal(of pleasure, suffering, remorse) intensidad femenino(of competition) lo reñido
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.