In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(completely)(different) totalmentethat system is altogether simpler — ese sistema es mucho más sencillo
- I've given up smoking altogether — he dejado de fumar del todo
- the decision wasn't altogether wise — la decisión no fue del todo acertada
- In fact, I am not altogether sure that there is much truth at all going around Camps Bay these days.
- I'm not at the point where I'm a danger to other road users, if I were I would stop night driving altogether.
- I should do like certain bloggers I have seen and stop altogether but I'm not sure I could.
- Having read this book, I was not altogether sure which age group the author had in mind.
- Cllr Brian Stanley said that he was not altogether sure that all the blame lay on her shoulders.
- The Tory party, of course, have moaned about the expense and hinted that they might abolish Sure Start altogether.
- Though I am not sure Mr Blahnik altogether approves of that kind of informality.
- My barber said I should scratch my head vigorously every now and then and stop using shampoo altogether.
- Interestingly, and perhaps not altogether surprisingly, not everyone has the same appetite for risk.
- I can even handle it if you stop coming here altogether - and believe me, I couldn't always have said that.
- And it's also at about this time that I wonder whether to stop watching the news altogether.
- But the idea that the danger is so great that it should stop us swimming altogether is preposterous.
- If we stop stigmatising suicide altogether, where will we end up?
- And then there's the question of adjusting for inflation which I am not altogether sure how to go about.
- Maybe it is about time that smoking at the staff entrance was stopped altogether.
- In future, councils will be given the option of reducing the level of the discount - or stopping it altogether.
- After a while, I stop listening altogether, and go into nodding and smiling autopilot mode.
- Airline executives had warned that a change in insurance cover might force them to stop flying altogether.
- I don't think he and my Dad got on all that well, but I'm not altogether sure.
- In fact maybe you should stop them watching TV altogether and make them get up from that playstation.
- I therefore felt somewhat of a hypercrit to be making vows in God's house when I'm not altogether sure of my beliefs.
2it would involve altogether too much effort — supondría un esfuerzo mayúsculo
- the trip was altogether ghastly — el viaje fue absolutamente espantoso
3(in total)en total
- So altogether it would take at least two years if everything went well, it would take at least two years to get out of this life.
- Altogether 100 papers were found using the reported search, of which four presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question.
- We were ten altogether.
- How many people altogether work in the same organization?
4(on the whole)en general
- Altogether it wasnt the most successful show for us.
- Altogether it's one of my absolute favorite movies of all time.
- He does the game completion stats for us as well, and altogether it can be quite time-consuming so he does a good job.
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