In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(change/decision) (rushed) repentino(decision/change) (rushed) súbito(unexpected) imprevisto(unexpected) inesperadohe felt a sudden urge to laugh — de repente / de pronto le entraron ganas de reírse
- he made a sudden dash for the door — de repente / de pronto se precipitó hacia la puerta
- isn't this all rather sudden? — ¿esto no es un poco apresurado / precipitado?
- Having a credit card can be invaluable if you have a sudden and unexpected expense, or even if you've just overspent.
- The results represent a sudden and widespread shift in public mood in Britain.
- They were caused by a sudden violent downpour which drains were unable to cope with.
- Kees said the decision to go on their own was not sudden but one which had been in the pipeline for quite some time.
- Much of this comes in sudden downpours in spring and autumn which sometimes cause devastating flash floods.
- However, it was a sudden dip in the dollar's value that spurred speculative activity.
- Fans of the show understand that the most hilarious visual joke might immediately be followed by sudden tragedy.
- He was working down Turner Shaft one day when there was a sudden rock fall which buried him and killed him instantly.
- However, the condition can lead to sudden and unexpected death, often in early adulthood.
- He had a sudden, blinding flash of pain and felt his legs going numb.
- The car's hazard warning lights automatically switch on with sudden braking or in a collision.
- To a schoolboy like myself at the time, they were a sudden flash of lightning that lit a dark landscape.
- I felt a sudden urge to come home as quickly as possible so that I could discuss this with my father.
- The sudden release of the stored chlorine allows rapid destruction of ozone to occur and the ozone hole is formed.
- An elderly monk presented with a sharp thoracic back pain of sudden onset and shortness of breath.
- I wasn't expecting moments of sudden and beautiful revelation, empathy, kinship.
- Antipsychotic drugs should also be considered in unexplained sudden deaths in psychotic patients.
- I saw it in the sudden stiffening of his posture and the sharp flash in his hazel eyes.
- At this altitude the wind would cause the carefully tended lawn to tremble with a chill, sudden and shocking.
- Injuries to the eye, such as sudden force from a flying stone, or sharp poke in the eye, can cause a cataract to develop.
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