In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1obstáculo masculinohe had to overcome many obstacles to get to the top — tuvo que vencer / superar / salvar muchos obstáculos para llegar arriba
- lack of money need not be an obstacle — la falta de dinero no tiene por qué ser un obstáculo / una dificultad / un impedimento
- he was the only obstacle between us and the contract — él era el único obstáculo que nos separaba del contrato
- he put as many obstacles in my path as he could — me puso todas las dificultades / todos los obstáculos que pudo en el camino
- obstacle to sth/sb — obstáculo para algo/algn
- lack of training was no obstacle to him — su falta de preparación no era un obstáculo / un impedimento para él
- There are obstacles to clear, one is clearly transport, but that is achievable.
- One obstacle to the dissemination of apparatus for clear, critical thinking is the media.
- He said the religious site was just one of several obstacles blocking a peace deal.
- The grass was really long and there were a few obstacles to clear as we went.
- Their biggest obstacle is the difficulty in finding enough local craftsmen to carry out the work.
- But even if we adopt your vision, there are some serious obstacles to making it a reality.
- He added that it was the current transport ministers who were obstacles to further progress.
- Resistance is the process of avoiding change and is a major obstacle to progress.
- Developers see the bill as an obstacle, as a compliance cost, and as a source of delay.
- To look ahead is to identify a worrying number of obstacles between Scotland and the World Cup finals.
- They are not likely to prevent a determined terrorist group finding ways around these obstacles.
- The device will help to overcome one of the most difficult obstacles in military operations.
- It has been a silent process that has been quietly putting obstacles on the road to peace.
- He spoke on all the groundwork that goes into a project and the obstacles to overcome.
- The social and cultural obstacles to accelerated economic growth are immense.
- The riders have to clear 12 obstacles on the course within a specific time limit.
- He and his board have struggled valiantly to keep the club going, despite facing major obstacles.
- All you have to do is tell us how many obstacles the competitors will face in Saturday's Marathon event.
- None of the fences will have guard rails and the obstacles have been approved by the Jockey Club.
- We should sustain this process and not give up if there are some obstacles en route.
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