In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(suffocating)(heat) sofocante(heat) agobianteas adverb a stifling hot day — un día (de calor) sofocante
- All through the stifling summer of 1770 the people went on dying.
- After numerous reports about energy shortages and no heat, the orchestra's hotel rooms were stifling.
- The 40 student volunteers staggered through the stifling heat to the Lampert building over the course of two weeks.
- The steady thump of drums beat a deadly rhythm in the stifling heat.
- It's hot and stifling up there.
- Lizzy had to leave the room which had become too stifling.
- I really enjoy having, in my own home, an escape from those exhausting summer days of high temperatures and stifling humidity.
- I went outside to escape the stifling atmosphere and sat on the steps.
- Summer in the city can be a sweaty, stifling, unpleasant time.
- In the afternoon we sit in the stifling press tent and try to work.
- The humidity in the summer can be stifling, which may explain why St. Louis ranks fourth in the nation in ice cream parlors.
- I wanted to ask how she had endured the frustration, the exasperation, the stifling air, the imprisonment.
- Tens of thousands of Pakistanis endured hours of stifling heat for the last couple of days to queue for free handphone connections.
- The weather is almost stifling now.
- The temperature on that day was a stifling 37 degrees at noon in a few non-urban areas.
- In the stifling heat, tempers boiled over with depressing regularity.
- Before too long the air in the jeep was stifling, because of the cigarette smoke and alcohol.
- The heat in the summer can be stifling.
- He said families with young children were the largest group to express their concern about the stifling weather.
- The growing season starts a little late, but catches up with long days of sunshine and what can be stifling heat at the end of summer.
2(oppressive)(atmosphere) sofocante(atmosphere) agobiante(ideology) opresivo
- Waterloo dominated the Mustangs with a stifling defense and a strong running attack earlier this season winning 22-3.
- Television and the print media present an image of prosperity and foster an intellectual atmosphere of stifling conformity.
- Many have even denounced the traditional family as a stifling, patriarchal institution, thereby fueling a middle-class backlash.
- There was nothing, except for my distaste for the stifling culture of public school, that made the experience unusually unpleasant.
- If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume.
- But there is a new threat on the horizon: the E.U.'s stifling bureaucracy.
- Plato sees democracy as imposing stifling bureaucracy on gifted individuals.
- The parental home is wonderful but stifling.
- Sex and the City was a great series, with a lot to say about today's apparently liberating, but strangely stifling society.
- However, since this was the 1980s, the liberation is for Cathy, not Alan; the screwball romance becomes a tale of feminist emancipation from stifling domesticity.
- His initial reaction is to escape from a stifling home environment, school bullies, and poverty.
- To a Western eye, the residential areas have a stifling lack of public space - no parks, few open areas.
- Naturally, they can hardly accept Shen's stifling love.
- The level of control exercised by the parties was absolutely stifling.
- We have no work ethic and a stifling bureaucracy.
- Academia can be stifling for those who worry too much about convention.
- The continuing absence of a stifling religiosity is a great Australian virtue.
- The entrepreneurial spirit and social innovation fostered by a market economy has benefited many, and should not be overly encumbered by stifling regulations.
- The hallmark problem of a monopolist is its stifling effect on innovation.
- Equally true, it is important not to over-react and introduce further layers of stifling bureaucracy in a series of panic measures.
- As much as he found managing a gym stifling, he has always been invigorated by the challenge of building a better gym from scratch.
- But even if it cannot be taken to its logical conclusion, the precautionary principle can still have a stifling effect on society.
- I guess I learned the lesson that too much inward focus can be stifling.
- Ellen opens his eyes to the stifling New York society in which he has always lived.
- Jude and Tess contend with the stifling conventions of their society and are dealt with cruelly by it.
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