In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1it occurred to me as an afterthought that ... — después se me ocurrió que ...
- the last song was added on as an afterthought — la última canción fue una idea de último momento
- Amy was a bit of an afterthought — Amy nació cuando ya no pensaban tener más niños
- they invited me as an afterthought — no habían pensado invitarme
- In Britain, where polls are issued by the major papers every day the bookies are something of an afterthought.
- The characters were an afterthought and as a result, always came across as wooden and boring.
- Principles are not an afterthought to be considered only so long as they do not affect profits.
- It seemed to have been shoehorned into the schedules as an afterthought.
- The play has no forward momentum, and plot arrives in Act 2 seemingly as an afterthought.
- What makes these awards special is the focus they put on design in an industry that often treats design as a superficial afterthought.
- Unfortunately, the story and the performances seem like an afterthought to this stunt.
- Facilities such as ramps and wheelchair lifts are often added as an afterthought and seats fixed to floors in cafes are often the norm.
- The story was irrelevant really, and seemed to be a mere afterthought to all the effects and computer-animation.
- The impression is, though, that the content of this museum was an afterthought.
- Sustainability, protection of wildlife, controlling agribusiness and pollution are first principles, not afterthoughts.
- Even the corridors, so often the mean afterthought in offices, are generously spaced.
- Although they often deal with the same subject, the clearest message here is that the prints are neither preliminary workings for his paintings nor mere afterthoughts.
- Team specific marketing was an afterthought at best and almost non-existent.
- When he speaks about the prejudices he has faced, the added issue of his sexuality is almost an afterthought.
- Each dumpling melted in my mouth, the creamy tomato hitting my taste buds almost as an afterthought.
- The first-aid kit in the picture does not feature in the play but was thrown in as an additional prize as a humorous afterthought.
- Yet the design, the nature and the location of the centre has been an afterthought.
- Instead I often see facilities and traffic controls that treat pedestrians as little more than annoying afterthoughts.
- Roads should be improved and vacant spaces deweeded, he adds as an afterthought.
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