In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1imposible de conseguirthe number is unobtainable — el número está desconectado
- The call is diverted, the number unobtainable, the voice at the end of the line is not the person in charge.
- They were so sexy and unobtainable that leading royals and The Beatles begged for them.
- For many young people who feel trapped on an endless treadmill of dreary short-term jobs, interspersed with spells of unemployment, this seems like an increasingly unobtainable dream.
- That would mean that a majority of senators could establish a new rule allowing debate to be shut off with only a simple majority, not the usual and nearly unobtainable sixty-four votes.
- Twentieth-century bonbons and sweets made in France include numerous skilfully marketed regional specialities, traditional or modern, unobtainable anywhere else.
- They grow well enough in several states but are unobtainable in Washington.
- You can whine all you want about the way men treat you (usually, like dirt), but it's the challenge of obtaining the unobtainable that thrills you.
- Some things are just plain unobtainable: it's impossible, for example, to find blue fountain pen ink in the standard cartridges around here.
- Tea has stayed with me as a drug of choice where others have palled or become unobtainable.
- It was published in 1937 so is probably unobtainable now (though you could try abebooks), but it was a marvellous autobiography by a man who edited pulp magazines.
- The novel is not about a quest to find this rare, priceless artefact, but about the emotional fall-out from suddenly fulfilling a dream, an unobtainable dream which he has used to insulate and protect himself.
- And when they are, they're entirely unobtainable - and it's hard to convince a man that you're the girl of his dreams while tearing his ticket…
- We know that the targets are challenging but we have no reason to think that they are unobtainable.
- It's an unobtainable dream world that some feel safe in and like to escape to.
- Then I found their phone number was unobtainable and they didn't return my emails and now my fears have been confirmed.
- His website is still up and running, but his telephone number is unobtainable.
- My mission was to explain this with baffling technical jargon and pie charts - mmmm, pies - while Stella's role was to talk money and promise unobtainable IT related happiness.
- But there seems no reason why this scheme should not work and provide an otherwise unobtainable massive injection of resources for a financially hard-hit National Health Service.
- For want of insights and data often unobtainable from the corporate media, the public opinion vital to US democracy has trouble remaining vigorous and informed.
- He travelled 400 miles from Tokyo carrying rations for seven meals - food is almost unobtainable in Japan - a black umbrella, and a typewriter.
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