In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cost/amount) enorme(cost/amount) ingente formal(efforts/strength) prodigioso
- In order to be visible at all at the huge distances implied by their redshifts, quasars must produce prodigious amounts of energy.
- Most importantly, you get to prance about in costume and consume prodigious amounts of liquor whilst meeting new people.
- His own prodigious creative talent was fuelled by the stuff of the everyday.
- He took a prodigious amount of drugs washed down with booze.
- Despite her failing eyesight she made prodigious amounts of lace tatting for her clothes, and for family and friends.
- It was obviously a big blow, but we have a prodigious amount of young talent at this club and it will give somebody else a chance to come in and fill his shoes.
- Until now 29-year-old Canonica has been remarkable only for his prodigious length off the tee.
- To the boy's surprise, it spread a pair of tan and gold wings that were prodigious in size, which caused it to appear as if it were towering over him.
- Each section surveys the church across Africa, and draws together prodigious amounts of information.
- She has charmed the world with her prodigious talent and her level-headed approach to her growing celebrity.
- Best's prodigious talent drew the affection and awe of millions of fans and tributes to him poured in from across the football world last night.
- Plenty of people have spent prodigious amounts of time teasing out that complexity-in-simplicity.
- I wasn't really in the mood to get heavily into the intellectual history, but there's plenty there to ponder, and a prodigious amount of research.
- Francis in particular is a mightily impressive performer and he and Holt get through a prodigious amount of work in matches.
- He would listen intently to his mother's lessons and as his prodigious talent became apparent she began to teach him, too.
- The producers would have done better to spend more time on its story rather than mistaking the opportunity to make a film as prodigious talent.
- This process, as can be seen by the previous Lexington example, burns a prodigious amount of fuel.
- Not non-existent, just a tad light when compared to the prodigious talent and output of Lennon-McCartney.
- They eat prodigious amounts of beetles that would otherwise bore into your desert trees.
- It is, of course, possible simply to use the time for drinking and eating to prodigious degrees, but that is to miss the very point of it all?
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