In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1borde masculinethe country stood on the brink of war/ruin — el país estaba al borde de la guerra/ruina
- to be on the brink of -ing — estar a punto de + inf
- on the brink of resigning — a punto de dimitir
- It was obvious in 1929 that Germany was on the brink of a financial crisis.
- Helen was right on the brink, as close as one could possibly get to succeeding.
- I fear that the world is on the brink of a chronic shortage.
- We find ourselves in the interesting situation of a state being on the brink of invading another state.
- New Zealand is on the brink of another energy crisis - or so we're being told.
- There could be an outcome where the country goes up to the brink, yet doesn't cross over, even though it can.
- But the current tidal wave of red ink has some carriers on the brink of destruction.
- The United States is on the brink of a crisis in health care, particularly for hospitals.
- Liquor emerged as a central issue that pushed household economies to the brink.
- The extraordinary gifts that had brought him thus far could, under the impact of frustration, lead him over the brink.
- Indeed, to judge by the level of public awareness, you'd scarcely know we were on the brink of an energy crisis.
- He was on the brink of clinical depression.
- That doesn't mean the region is on the brink of another financial crisis.
- British cinema was on the brink of crisis and as the 1950s progressed, audiences decreased.
- Where are the front-page stories merited by a situation in which the planet is quite possibly on the brink of a holocaust?
- She was aware that she was on the brink, dangerously close to being rude to this respected Elder.
- Yes, this is on the brink of a crisis.
- But his brush with death was all too real, bringing him closer to the brink than he'd ever imagined.
- Market stalls full of food in a nation where food shortages have left millions of people on the brink of starvation.
- Jimmy Carter's presidency was in trouble and the whole world seemed to be close to the brink.
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