In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1malto be/feel poorly — estar/sentirse mal
- A year ago I was in a poorly state, and my heart was protesting in the only way it knows.
- Yesterday, he remained in a stable but poorly condition in the intensive care unit at Leeds General Infirmary.
- This will make it possible to transfer poorly patients in and out of bed with maximum safety and comfort
- The Palazzo Mocenigo, where Byron lived for many months alongside dogs, cats, monkeys and a poorly crow.
- She finally called it a day and left without even seeing her poorly pal.
- They have opened a hospice for poorly cats and dogs and I decided I wanted to help them out.
- There was me dancing all the way down Main Street, despite my poorly leg.
- Daniel is still in a very poorly condition in the Critical Care Unit at Royal Preston Hospital.
- In fact, even when she is poorly Sophie just keeps going until she just can't do any more.
- Zoe Bird, 26, was forced to walk for an hour to reach her home with poorly toddler son Ryan after they were forced to leave the car.
- At present, very poorly children are cared for in two small rooms with limited equipment.
- I'm really trying to not do the whole stereotypical poorly male thing, but I can't help it.
- A writer is hoping for chart success with a touching song devoted to poorly youngster Kirsty Howard.
- Premiership stars took time out from training to give poorly children a massive Christmas boost.
- On Saturday night, at work, a poorly woman in the audience chucked up.
- Last year he accidentally ate some carrots that hadn't been washed and later he had a poorly tummy.
- Jakey on the other hand is poorly due to having an injection.
- He's in a very poorly state, apparently, and the prospect of a good recovery doesn't look too hopeful.
- I didn't manage too many lengths today but I haven't been for 2 weeks since being poorly sick.
- Adult winner Lisa Sainsbury said her tale about the unique allure of food was based on her poorly grandmother.
1(badly)(perform/play) malthe servants were poorly treated — trataban mal a los sirvientes
- they were poorly paid — les pagaban muy poco
- she did very poorly in the exam — sacó muy mala nota en el examen
- the street was very poorly lit — había muy poca luz en la calle
- We do our best, it's an amateur sport, and people have to remember that we don't go out to perform poorly.
- Information within a resource may be poorly organised or have inadequate titles or subtitles.
- It is also the case that the BBC performs rather poorly when it is most concerned about ratings and loses sight of reach.
- Many Irish companies communicate poorly and give inadequate feedback to employees.
- Without a strong emphasis on learning, we will end up with a poorly skilled workforce which performs badly economically.
- One British athlete who could legitimately claim to have an excuse for performing poorly here is Jonathan Edwards.
- Another poorly performing area is the southeast of England, which has the highest rate of dog and cat heart disease.
- Under the star ratings system, trusts could still do well overall even if they performed poorly on financial management.
- It was re-edited, but still performed poorly on its original release.
- Clare performed poorly in Division 2A winning only two of their seven league games.
- In France, at national and club level, when a team is performing poorly, supporters desert their side in droves.
- The committee meeting was open to all 44 clubs, with two votes available per club, but was poorly attended.
- In comparison, Geraldton meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday were poorly attended.
- Government intervention has been in the form of a law that is inadequate and poorly implemented.
- Yet chronic disease is often poorly treated and inadequately prevented.
- Britain is also pulling away from France and Italy and other poorly performing Euro-zone economies.
- Many mortuaries are dilapidated or poorly designed with inadequate viewing facilities.
- It was that beauty the great poets dream about but describe most poorly and inadequately.
- The KPU has also been performing poorly in conducting public campaigns about the elections.
- In some schools, according to the Times, poorly performing students are encouraged to drop out.
2(showing signs of poverty)pobrementethe children were poorly dressed — los niños iban pobremente vestidos
- She is angry not that he lives poorly, but that he has given up after she has given him everything.
- Let it be enough for you to have bread and live virtuously and poorly like Christ, as I do here.
- Yes, these jobs provide work and money but they are poorly paid and usually short term.
- A few have nets, but most are forced to try to make some money as poorly paid day labourers.
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