In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1she dragged herself painfully along — se iba arrastrando con mucho dolor
- he's painfully slow — es tan lento que te exaspera
- she's painfully shy — es tan tímida que da pena
- I'm painfully aware of it — tengo plena conciencia de ello
- The introduction of speed cameras has been promised, but is taking a painfully long time to implement.
- Trusted companions were perceived as enemies and she refused to eat, becoming painfully thin.
- As the bus makes its way out of the centre, it is painfully slow due to the volume of traffic and it is no way to travel if you are in a hurry.
- His painfully slow recuperation gives him a greater affinity with his surroundings.
- I like about half of every season lately and I've come to think the first couple are painfully slow.
- New copyright legislation is in the offing but it's a painfully slow process.
- She was an elegant, very composed lady, said to be painfully shy, but not the time I met her.
- She was painfully thin, you could see every rib and back bone on her.
- While John took to it with ease, I was painfully aware of my lack of sophistication.
- Then there are those of us who are painfully aware of our shortcomings as human beings.
- The first of these is the painfully inordinate length of the electoral process.
- We are also acutely aware that completion of these and other outstanding items is painfully slow.
- It'd make a change from the painfully bad music he's made in the past.
- It's an elegant film but one that fails to engage, mainly because of the painfully slow pace.
- He stood at over six feet tall but had a far more powerful aura about him than Lars, who was painfully aware of this.
- Compared to making music, however, Cave finds cinema a painfully slow business.
- We used to think she had everything; now we're painfully aware of what she's lost.
- It was a classic moment of inclusion which I felt acutely and painfully outside of.
- El Guerrouj is painfully aware that he has won everything apart from the Olympic title.
- Friends allege he is painfully shy and a borderline social inadequate.
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