In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(conscientious)(person) concienzudo(person) cuidadoso(person) esmerado(investigation/search) meticuloso(investigation/search) minucioso(investigation/search) riguroso(wash/clean) a fondo(knowledge) sólidogive the glasses a thorough rinse — enjuaga los vasos cuidadosamente
- Apparently the landlord had done a proper inventory and thorough check-in report, which helped the assessment enormously.
- Shotguns are taken out of their safe hiding place and given a thorough cleaning.
- Weatherizing an earthmoving project calls for careful planning, based on thorough knowledge of your site.
- Thorough preparation provides the opportunity for success in political races and bilateral negotiations.
- One young physicist, taking his first degree at Oxford University, would have been given a thorough grounding in both great theories.
- She did a thorough literature search and wrote the draft manuscript.
- Whenever he was doing something in mathematics, he always strove to achieve a thorough understanding of the subject.
- I'm trying very hard to be careful and thorough, and to present new information and new claims as they become available.
- I think our group needs a proper and thorough briefing.
- Benign and malignant areas may coexist, emphasizing the need for thorough pathologic sampling.
- You place great importance on whatever you happen to be interested in, and can be quite thorough and detailed in what you are doing, but find it difficult to be consistent.
- Speaking to a national newspaper, he praised the police, saying they had been extremely thorough.
- Prevention only works when you have a thorough understanding about how and why things fail.
- His research has been thorough and his conclusions accurate.
- The baby was brought to hospital for a thorough examination but was found to be unharmed.
- Success in this environment requires a thorough understanding of systems theory.
- As a mathematician, Dodgson was rather conservative but certainly thorough and careful.
- Under these circumstances a more thorough investigation would have been more than appropriate.
- Fire investigators have so far been unable to carry out a thorough examination of the building for clues because it is unsafe.
- His painstaking, comprehensive and thorough work was distinguished by deep sensitivity and fresh insights.
- Professional tests provide more thorough and accurate information and recommendations.
- But this is impossible without a thorough grounding in history, both ancient and modem.
- These all appear to be thorough, properly conducted reviews.
- Information is presented in a precise, thorough, conservative, referenced and readable style.
- Far from being the pristine oasis of calm portrayed in magazines, my house still looks as if it's been done over by a gang of particularly thorough burglars.
- The Pentagon says that they've done a pretty thorough review of all the tapes.
- Choose your weapons carefully, be merciless, be thorough, and take no prisoners!
- It didn't seem to occur to him that it might be possible to be a thorough and fair teacher without denigrating your pupil.
- I just loved working with him; he was so absolutely thorough.
- The theist who wants to build a systematic and thorough apologetic finds that he is required to begin absolutely from the beginning.
- A very detailed and thorough selection process was involved.
- In addition, medical records must be accurate and thorough because they may become an important element in any legal action.
- Eventually we will know these things, but we must be diligent, thorough, persistent and patient.
- It is a fairly straightforward game where you just have to pay attention and be thorough.
- The sweet-makers took away the small white tablet for examination and promised a thorough investigation.
- This does not mean that we will catch less - just be thorough and accurate with your groundbaiting and with your casting and the results will come.
- They had already gone through a very thorough review, but now they have to be reviewed again.
- An experienced structural engineer performed a thorough examination of the school building.
- The first step is to obtain a thorough history and perform a complete physical examination.
- The terms of reference were broad, the processes were inclusive, and the deliberations were thorough.
- A thorough and accurate medical history and a review of systems is key to uncovering potential systemic causes of wrist pain.
- It seems unlikely that everyone engages in thorough deliberation for every decision they make in their relationships.
- I think that they're going to be extremely thorough.
- The physician also should perform a thorough physical examination of the child, looking for any unusual marks or bruises.
- Scientists carried out an extremely thorough search for without finding any hint of its presence.
- Some members of the team may have been particularly thorough with hand washing and used more than one actuation per hand wash.
- The experiences may lead to closer contact and more thorough understanding.
- I can't guarantee that we would have been as thorough under those circumstances.
- However, dive briefings were very thorough, with emphasis on the safety aspects.
- Glover's historical work, so far as I can judge, is careful and thorough.
- Each of the essays is long enough to give readers a thorough grounding in the topic being analysed.
- This is the most thorough examination by divers of the wreck site since 1982.
- The evaluation begins with a thorough history and a careful physical examination.
2(complete)(idiot) perfectoa thorough waste of time — una total / absoluta pérdida de tiempo
- a thorough nuisance — una verdadera lata
- It was a fitting tribute to a thorough gentleman, consummate professional and true Celt.
- Mather had excellent support in the back row, with Hills making a thorough nuisance of himself, as every openside should.
- It is indicative of the thorough mess Britain's farmers are in when a beef crisis tax threatens the livelihood of pork producers.
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