In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pain)he was in agony — estaba en un grito informal
- these shoes are absolute agony — estos zapatos me están matando
- As families are forced to empty out the contents of their cluttered home onto the back lawn, we'll see the trauma and agonies as they decide what stays and what goes.
- Dapper of dress and genial of manner, Corbett seems the antithesis of the tortured comic suffering endless agonies for his art.
- And next month the agonies begin all over again.
- The hospital is filthy, without drugs, and women who used to be nurses sit in the corner doing embroidery while patients suffer agonies without pain relief.
- One notion that haunts this Danish film is how in the blink of an eye a personal heaven can turn into a hell whose agonies reverberate traumatically through other lives.
- Mr Handley, like so many of his fellow farmers up and down the land, must have been suffering agonies of worry as the weeks grind on and foot and mouth continues to ravage the land.
- Very many others suffered those same physical agonies.
- You can suffer agonies of rejection when you sign off with ‘Love’, only to receive ‘Best wishes’ in return.
- It cannot be right that we should force people to suffer endless, needless agonies, knowing they will not get better.
- You won't find many personal accounts of the agonies of backache or ingrowing toenails.
- The problem was the poor woman then had to cope with a set of false teeth for the rest of her life with all the attendant agonies of wondering whether you can bite into an apple without leaving your teeth embedded into it.
- We start out thinking of these afflictions as separate agonies.
- What sort of world is this that predisposes roughly 20 percent of human beings to suffer mental agonies?
- Authors and publishers hurt by lost revenue, agonies of tribulation
- At least the physical agonies that students undergo will be restricted or minimised.
- And therein lies a clue that perhaps this superman can in fact be tripped up by an opponent who fights through the pain to inflict agonies of his own.
- One reason is that we are probably wrong to imagine that they have been suffering agonies of guilt all these years.
- For years, he has suffered the nightmares and the agonies that, by all rights, should be ours too.
- Grams argues that all social layers share in life's abundance of physical and mental agonies.
- You tend to imagine the worst, suffer agonies of mind today.
2(anxiety)she's going through agonies of doubt — las dudas la están atormentando / martirizando
- put him out of his agony and tell him — no lo hagas sufrir más y díselo ya
- to prolong the agony — alargar el martirio
- to pile on the agony — exagerar
3(before death)agonía feminineto be in one's final / death agony — agonizar
- Diaries kept by two of them recorded the indescribable agonies they had suffered as their lives ebbed slowly away.
- We want to ensure they have a dignified death and do not die in agony.
- Only by concerted action can we counter the sheer humanity of those who wish to prolong the agony of death.
- As Jesus approached death he suffered agonies of mind and spirit that plunged him into uncharted depths.
- One can hardly feel the intensity of the agony that he is supposed to have endured in his final hours on earth.
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