In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to bear / take the brunt of sth
- these areas took the brunt of the recession — estas zonas fueron las más afectadas / castigadas por la recesión
- their regiment bore the brunt of the casualties — su regimiento tuvo el número más alto de bajas
- The poor of the world will have to bear the brunt of the resulting resource degradation.
- The hotel's casual staff were baring the brunt of the loss in business with a reduction in their hours.
- The target is probably where you're choosing to focus their effect, absorbing the brunt of the tangle.
- She managed to get a little bit of her arm in the way, but she took the brunt of the force on her middle.
- Sales and marketing staff are expected to bear the brunt of the cost-cutting measures.
- The bottom line is the common risk factors really are carrying the brunt of the burden.
- There were one or two difficulties on the tiny stage, of which opening band Fever Dog bore the brunt.
- The front left-hand side of the bus bore the brunt of the impact and its passenger door was destroyed.
- Pakistan was then, as today, a frontline state and bore the brunt of the economic and social impact of the conflict.
- Xander is the most changed, so he's going to bear the brunt of the effects of the virus.
- As a result, the highlands of East Africa bore the brunt of European colonization.
- As a result, the families are broken up and children bear the brunt of the developments that follow.
- Many of those trapped and injured were in the front first-class carriage, which took the brunt of the impact.
- Rural women bear the brunt of the problems caused by environmental degradation.
- Steven took the brunt of the attack which left him unconscious and needing hospital treatment.
- His daughter has to bear the brunt of talk generated by her father's downfall.
- The van bore the brunt of the impact and skidded over forty yards into a stone wall following the collision.
- Meanwhile it is the bewildered and shocked members who have borne the brunt of the uncertainty.
- The front left hand side of the First bus bore the brunt of the impact, and the passenger door was destroyed.
- As was expected it is the small and medium businesses in which have been forced to face the brunt of the Act.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.