In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(nature/person) (obstinate) terco(person/nature) (obstinate) testarudo(person/nature) (obstinate) tozudo(person/nature) (unyielding, resolute) tenaz(person/nature) (unyielding, resolute) tesonero(person/nature) (unyielding, resolute) perseverante(resistance/refusal/insistence) pertinaz
- China's stubborn adherence to the " one China " principle is obviously aimed at restraining Taiwan.
- They are, alas, meeting with the same stubborn resistance as Cliff.
- Michael wished Manda hadn't been so stubborn not to let him pay the bills.
- I want us to have children every bit as stubborn as we are!
- "You get that stubborn streak from your mother, you know, " he said, grinning.
- The two were just too stubborn to admit that they were wrong and the other was right.
- The most stubborn resistance was in east-central Paris.
- Lex, see what you miss with your stubborn refusal to own a T.V.?
- Call me stubborn but once I've started something then I'm going to finish it.
- Jim can be just as stubborn at times.
- The group's stubborn refusal to rejoice in their achievement strikes me as strange.
- I am stubborn at times, and this is one of those times.
- But I won't try to stop you, I know how stubborn you are.
- Neither of us likes to give up; you might call us stubborn.
- I'm just as stubborn, if not more so, than you are.
- I'm too stubborn to admit that I'm in love with him.
- I liked the stubborn resistance my dragon hunter had to face throughout the game.
- The rage bubbled up inside of me again at his stubborn insistence.
- How could they convince the stubborn, mule headed men to not duel?
- And then there is that stubborn streak in him that always fired him up.
2(difficult to manage)(weeds/cold) pertinaz(cold/weeds) persistente(stain) rebelde
- Cheap booze, an eclectic clientele and a stubborn refusal to move with the times have drawn generations of tipplers.
- Trouble is it's so hot it's difficult to remove those stubborn stains.
- Usually simple anti-inflammatories will settle it, but a stubborn one may need a minor op to remove it.
- Then the skeletons, stubborn bits of flesh and muscle still clinging to the bones, move on to the bug room.
- All hopes of hot bath or a soothing gin lay beyond the stubborn green door with its pretty stained glass panels.
- I'm scrubbing a particularly stubborn stain when I hear a key in the lock and I freeze.
- The number 6 had been pretty easy to remove but the 3 proved to be more stubborn.
- The next 5 pounds, however, were a little bit more stubborn.
- Do not be tempted to scrub the gloss finish of the rod itself with the scourer to remove those stubborn mackerel scales.
- The roads were wet from the sprays of the municipal cleaners and all that was left was the more stubborn of the chalky white outlines.
- I am watching him extract stubborn weeds, while I and my big pregnant belly look on from the grass.
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