In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(performance/work) insatisfactorio(performance/work) poco satisfactorio(performance/work) deficiente(outcome/arrangement) insatisfactorio(arrangement/outcome) poco satisfactorio(explanation) poco convincentethe theory is unsatisfactory to most scientists — la teoría no convence / satisface a la mayoría de los científicos
- the result is most unsatisfactory — el resultado deja mucho que desear
- Was their design unsatisfactory for the safety of the drivers?
- Their social, moral and spiritual development is unsatisfactory.
- It is true that since its opening we have had problems and I have acknowledged that the level of service has been unsatisfactory.
- For somebody to get four months is absolutely unsatisfactory.
- It takes courage to make such a joke, to admit that those who died were not paragons but incomplete, unsatisfactory human beings.
- Never stop the payment of your cheque after it is issued because of unsatisfactory work, without taking legal advice.
- This is unsatisfactory as my urgent issues remain unanswered.
- Their inadequacy apart, this is totally unsatisfactory as it takes several minutes to cross from one platform to the other.
- More than half of the teaching was unsatisfactory, aspects of management were weak and attendance was poor.
- All in all it's been a boring, unsatisfactory day and, at the end of it, I'm not in the least reluctant to apply head to pillow.
- It was a thoroughly unsatisfactory way to concede the three points but entirely in keeping with a game that never threatened to catch fire.
- Essential repairs have been carried out but accommodation was still found to be unsatisfactory in the latest inspection.
- Water entered through the roof and the water supply was unsatisfactory, being dirty in wet weather and deficient in dry.
- Her first two collections were very much preoccupied with relationships, most of which were unsatisfactory.
- Teaching in a third of lessons was graded unsatisfactory or poor, while learning in two fifths of lessons was below standard.
- Having broken up with a long-term girlfriend, he embarked upon a series of unsatisfactory relationships.
- Staff leading these lessons were judged unsatisfactory or poor.
- Property services, which were poor at the last inspection have improved little and remain unsatisfactory.
- Standards are above average, but achievement is poor as a result of unsatisfactory teaching and attendance.
- Clearly she still struggles with her emotions about the police and believes their driving in London is unsatisfactory.
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