In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(drive, desire)ambición femininehe seems to be totally lacking in ambition — no parece nada ambicioso
- they have ambitions for their daughter — aspiran a que su hija llegue lejos
- His ambition of becoming Prime Minister was dashed forever.
- So is it personal ambition that's driven her to scale the upper heights of the ministry?
- On the other hand, it would be surprising if they had equal levels of ambition.
- Not so long ago he was watching telly with his eldest daughter, Lois, who has ambitions to be an actor.
- The result of years of research, the book portrays the regent as a woman of ambition, taste, and faith.
- Now, if I get some MP to sign a letter, it feels like I've achieved my life's ambition.
- He's been good at everything he's turned his hand to because of his determination and ambition.
- Matt left his native Birmingham a year ago to pursue his ambition of being part of a band.
- If anything, Allan and his management team have had to rein in their ambitions.
- The present trustees could never be accused of lacking ambition.
- In nineteenth-century France, artists of high ambition sometimes expressed impatience with easel painting.
- Most dangerous of all is that this will encourage those whose ambition outstrips their ability.
- She arrived in 1920s Paris with nothing but talent, ruthless ambition and her own inimitable style.
- It has less independence than the body it replaced but more ambition and more resources.
- This dedication came not through ambition, or from a search for glory, but through his real generosity of spirit, through love.
- Hughes won the affection of many viewers in the original programme when he set out his ambitions in life.
- His energy and ambition are astonishing, yet he emerges from this exhibit as a secondary, if engaging, figure.
- The storytelling ambitions of the two paintings are entirely interchangeable.
- The single abiding ambition of my life was to be as good a father as I could.
- Goneril and Regan, consumed by ambition, divide the kingdom in half.
- He now has a job, home and family and has developed into a responsible, caring father with ambition.
- He and Graham Gordon, another young Scot soon to join the paid ranks, have big ambitions.
- Noble ideas about feeding the world are being used to cloak ambitions of economic dominance.
- After a sickly childhood, he entered manhood with uncommon zest and ambition.
- The boy was a considerable scholar - fluent, we are told, in six languages - but also consumed with ambition.
- Julie's success is based on driving ambition, a deprived childhood and hard graft.
- Her ambition was to work in the field of astrophysics.
- Constable died in 1837 feeling that his ambitions had not been realized.
- Andrews just hopes their ambitions tally with his own and those of his boss.
- For a man whose ambition had always been to farm, he has no regrets about his change of career.
- Publicly affable, his home life seems to have taken the brunt of his drive and ambition.
- If we work together we can realise these ambitions - we can make Scotland a better place.
- Land-hungry settlers viewed the royal government as an obstacle to their ambitions.
- Unlike world leaders she was not driven by raging ambition or a desire to improve society.
- By the age of 14 she had two ambitions: to join the army and to compete in the Olympics.
- The firm harbours ambitions to build a major annual event around St Andrew's Day.
- All of this occurs amid speculation about her own presidential ambitions.
- The desire for weed-free fields is not an evil ambition.
- During the course of Citizen Kane, the hero marries two women and his ambition drives them away.
- In a book of such ambition, there will be much with which to quibble.
2US informal(energy, vitality)energía feminine
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