In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sufficient)(assistance/funding) suficientewe didn't get adequate notice — no se nos avisó con la suficiente anticipación
- The main drain isn't adequate to take away waste water from the fishmongers' kiosks.
- Have you got adequate measures in place for you and your employees to deal with the heat?
- These boys are not brought up with an adequate amount of respect for the opposite sex.
- There were two car-parking spots for each dwelling and he thought access was adequate.
- It also requires there to be adequate legroom for workers to work comfortably.
- The band simply didn't have the time or resources to find an adequate replacement for Frank.
- Allocation of adequate resources for research in these fields is highly desirable.
- Many villagers had also felt that the proposal did not offer adequate parking.
- The strike date is set for later this month to allow adequate time for negotiations early in the New Year.
- The wine list is adequate, but it is probably best to avoid those from the castle's own vineyard.
- If you only go abroad once a year then a single-trip policy should be adequate.
- They point to figures that show current oil supplies are more than adequate to satisfy demand.
- The argument was that the Judge had not given adequate reasons for his adverse findings.
- They should supply us with adequate refuse and recycling units, then many would recycle.
- He does not consider this to be an adequate reason for not claiming asylum on arrival at the airport.
- In some cases this is adequate, but in others it may be far from acceptable image quality.
- To build up a fund large enough to buy an adequate pension, it is important to start saving as soon as possible.
- We concentrated on the failure of the trust to give the school fair treatment and adequate support.
- Students heading off to university are being urged to check they have adequate insurance.
- The infrastructure is not adequate to take the amount of traffic there is now.
2(good enough)(excuse/explanation) adecuado(excuse/explanation) aceptablework of an adequate standard — un trabajo de un nivel aceptable
- the room was perfectly adequate — la habitación estaba bien / no estaba nada mal
- to be adequate to sth/-ing
- he isn't adequate to the task — no es una persona idónea / competente para realizar la tarea
- is she adequate to being left in charge? — ¿se la puede dejar al mando?
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