In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(fatal)(disease/poison/blow) mortal(weapon) mortífero(combat) a muerte
- Big SUVs and little kids, a dangerous and sometimes deadly combination in the family driveway.
- Asthma is at best an annoying condition, and at worst a debilitating, even deadly disease.
- Greed is their most deadly sin, because none of them can escape it.
- But in the latest two-week period, seven chickens tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.
- It feels as if only the ultimate extinction of the human race will able to stop that deadly spiral.
- Now the fire itself wasn't very deadly, it was the smoke.
- And in doing so there's a distinct possibility that deadly force will have to be used.
- Scientists hope new research could result in a vaccine for the potentially deadly meningitis B virus.
- New intelligence indicates explosives set off to the side of the road are proving very deadly.
- The director of Amnesty International UK has appealed to the people of west Wiltshire to support the charity's campaign against the worldwide trade in deadly weapons.
- In Doomsday Book the twenty-first century is stricken by yet another pandemic, almost as deadly as the Black Death was in the fourteenth.
- British leaders say the mistaken shooting last Friday was a tragedy, but they insist police must be able to use deadly force to protect the public.
- Agent Orange contained dioxins, which are some of the most deadly poisons known.
- The 2003 death toll from the deadly virus was only one.
- It is also important to remember that every driver on the highway is armed with a weapon more deadly and dangerous than any firearm: a motor vehicle.
- They help to prevent more deadly diseases from affecting your pet.
- The aftershock is equally deadly for those who live in the vicinity.
- He faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
- Tobacco is ' one of the most deadly poisons'.
- The gas was refined and is less toxic but still toxic enough to be deadly to humans over time.
1.2(unerring)(aim) certero(aim) infalible
- There's something scary about a spare ball that can look this good and be so deadly.
- The one warrior, though not being nearly as powerful as the other, was quite quick and her fighting style deadly.
- Kendal's third and fourth goals also came from penalty corners again from Brooks, who dispatched accurately positioned balls with deadly accuracy.
- Each strike and block was performed with flawless, deadly accuracy.
- And because I came from a single-income family, I was eligible for a student allowance, even with the deadly radar of means-testing.
- Tyger threw the ball with deadly accuracy right at the monster's chest.
- You rely on body armor, luck, and your deadly accuracy to survive.
- Practice this in front of a mirror until you can slightly part your lips and silently hit a target with deadly accuracy.
- He charges like a mad man, swinging wildly yet very deadly and quite accurate.
- Not an International, but proving deadly in the Premiership whilst his form lasts.
- He is hilarious when he plays a woman, because he nails it with deadly accuracy.
- Taking aim she hurled her daggers at her enemy with deadly precision.
- A flat free-kick of typically deadly pace from David Beckham brushed the head of the Paraguay captain Carlos Gamarra and continued on its path to the net.
- He throws the ball straight with deadly accuracy.
- Hinting at the timepiece's capacity for deadly accuracy, he adds: ‘It was twenty-four minutes past midnight.’
1.3(seriousness) enorme(rival/enemy) a muerteReligion (sin) capitalin deadly silence — en un silencio sepulcral
- There was a moment of deadly calm before people began to move, soft moans of pain from all around.
- Byron may have been playing at soldiers, but at the same time he was in deadly earnest.
- There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.
- This is a continuous blast, until the eye of the hurricane reaches you and you get half and hour or so of deadly quietness.
- After a moment of deadly silence, the general spoke.
- Let us take this issue with the deadly seriousness that it deserves -- not only on this International Day, but every day.
- Morgan Freeman was now speaking in deadly earnest about Rainforests as the Lungs of Our Planet.
2informal(dull, boring)(party/book/play) funesto(party/book/play) aburridísimo
- Quiet filled the long, deadly moments that Abigail and James Corinne spent simply gawking at Callie.
- Bemused glances helped them get through that deadly sermon.
- As a result, cultural choice is increasingly restricted, and a bland sameness, deadly and soporific, threatens the cultural landscape.
- Just like to say it was deadly today. Had great fun.
- "I only joined because of my mother," Chris tells her friend Annie after they've snickered through another deadly lecture on broccoli or carpet.
- Viewers today typically consider busts academic, boring, deadly; in a museum, they are what you walk past on the way to the Impressionists.
- I barely even notice the battle anymore through the deadly monotony.
- Breakfast was deadly!! The best breakfast potatoes I think Ive ever had.
1(dull/boring) terriblementeyou must be joking! — no, I'm deadly serious — lo dices en broma ¿no? — no, lo digo muy en serio
- Bing Crosby was deadly afraid of heights.
- I mean, even the last book I read was so deadly dull I had to skim the last third just to get it over with.
- The Gunners had the most disastrous of starts, conceding a goal to the deadly dangerous John O'Brien inside a minute and going four points behind with just ninety seconds on the clock.
- The system at Dachau was simple, but deadly effective.
- "Let me tell you something, " Christian continued, his voice deadly soft.
- ‘I had the chance to sell to Honda, but I was deadly determined to do it on my own at that stage and that was '97,’ he said.
- She should still feign indifference in the entire matter, no matter how deadly curious she was.
- On the one hand, a nightmarish reality; on the other, a deadly boring dream.
- Not even that deadly cute Lulu Guinness I saw at Nordie's.
- Heart failure is a deadly serious condition, but with good treatments people can double or triple their life expectancy.
- It is journalistic slop, political flatulence and religious aggrandisement, and it is deadly dangerous.
- This joking remark caused Eisenhower to turn deadly serious.
- It is a deadly dull subject, almost guaranteed to drive away both voters and readers.
- It's been a long and busy day, and the weather has been deadly dull and grey.
- Elves are that way though, jolly one moment and deadly serious when the situation needs it.
- They are a deadly efficient machine, especially locally.
- This is not something I've ever done and I'm deadly uncomfortable with conflict, always have been, so this is quite a stretch.
- Every inch the deadly precise aristocrat, Harris shines brighter than any other star in Enemy at the Gates.
- But there are other worthy contenders too - deadly fast men such as Holding and Walsh, and artful slow bowlers like Ramadhin and Gibbs.
- In particular, the host, Killian, feels that he would be the perfect contestant on the deadly popular show.
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