In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be a hard taskmaster — ser muy estricto y exigente
- ambition is an exacting taskmaster — la ambición ejerce una tiranía implacable
- It involves hard choices and you have to be a hard taskmaster.
- Generations of children in the town have grown up knowing her as a hard taskmaster in her role as a swimming instructor.
- Soden has been portrayed in some quarters as a hard taskmaster who doesn't suffer fools gladly.
- I appreciated the counselling of compassion and acceptance, since my tendency is to be a harsh taskmistress.
- He can and will make mistakes and a public growing weary of this government will prove to be hard taskmasters when polling day comes around.
- I'm a hard taskmaster and there is still room for improvement.
- But history is a hard taskmaster and she has also bequeathed to us all the problems arising from the defeats and betrayals of the socialist revolution in the twentieth century.
- The novel and the film tell the story of a piano instructor, Erika, a demanding taskmaster who embarks on a dramatic affair with a younger music student.
- It is this very attention to detail that gives Miquel such a grasp of the businesses he runs, but also leads critics to describe him as difficult, a hard taskmaster and obsessive.
- He seemed a hard taskmaster, but he did it all for what he saw to be the ultimate good.
- He was my first guru and was a hard taskmaster, adamant about me getting the basics of my training in Carnatic music right.
- We object to the portrayal of Jesus as a demanding taskmaster who will send us to hell if we fail to live as faithful Christians.
- He is said by colleagues to be a hard taskmaster who does not tolerate failure.
- He went to train in Paris, Belgium and Scotland under harsh taskmasters.
- She's quite a hard taskmaster: everything has to be just right.
- Having come face-to-face with the king of political interviews on his other show, University Challenge, she has nothing but praise for the hard taskmaster.
- Not only is it a hard taskmaster, insatiable in the demands it makes on its followers, it often saves the best till last.
- And he is a hard taskmaster where science is concerned.
- Renowned as a hard taskmaster who drives his charges to the limit, he admits to being a straight-talking sort who fell out with the rulers of amateur boxing in his native country.
- Martin, the course director, is something of a harsh taskmaster when he wants to be.
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