In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(conclusive)(influence/factor/battle) decisivo(victory) contundente
- This election was perhaps the first one in which the electronic media played a decisive role.
- David Jack was again the goal hero in the final, making the decisive strike 15 minutes from the end.
- Holland is expected to deliver a similarly decisive result when a referendum is held there tomorrow.
- Gillingham scored the decisive goal only six minutes after Cox's red card.
- It was the decisive land battle of the Second World War and saw armoured and aerial clashes on a ferocious scale.
- The artillery was expected to play a decisive role in the opening stages of a battle.
- We are at a decisive moment in British politics where Europe is concerned.
- The decisive battle was fought in Ireland.
- That goal proved crucial as it was the only decisive result between the top four teams.
- Today's game will be so tight that a single mishap could prove decisive.
- Unfortunately, a heavy price had been paid for the decisive victory that morning.
- The vote was a decisive and important one as it was his first time as leader facing the public.
- In 1918 across the Western Front and in Italy the decisive final battles of the war were fought.
- This means that it is a matter for the judge, and expert evidence will not be decisive.
- Tracing back their lives, the survey found that in almost every case the decisive factor had been marriage.
- In the event, these were to make a decisive contribution to the final outcome of the Cold War.
- I agree with that analysis and I regard it as decisive of the issue which is before us in this case.
- The findings were so decisive and conclusive as to leave absolutely no room for argument.
- Wind and weather have frequently played a decisive role in battles or campaigns.
- Back at the summit, I believe the new rules could well play a decisive role in determining who comes out on top.
2(purposeful)(person/personality) decidido(personality/person) resuelto(leadership/answer) firme
- It helped a bit, too, that there was a quality, decisive referee to oversee the action.
- But the motives of many are a more base fear of the side effects of doing anything decisive.
- You may be frustrated with him or her for not being very decisive.
- The firm and decisive action taken indicates how seriously the ECB and the club have treated the case.
- Like Clifford, he is decisive and very skilled at pushing agendas through.
- He not only looked but sounded much more assured, and a great deal more decisive than he has lately been given credit for.
- Kyle Robson, 18, from Peatmoor, is more decisive and thinks the voting age is fine as it is.
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