In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desastrosocatastróficothey took no precautions, with disastrous consequences — no tomaron precauciones, lo cual tuvo consecuencias desastrosas / catastróficas
- the result was disastrous — el resultado fue desastroso / catastrófico
- Assaults by parts of five more Union divisions proved equally disastrous.
- American policy was thus based on a disastrous miscalculation, which came home to roost at Pearl Harbor.
- But it proved as disastrous for Yugoslavia as it did for the Soviet Union.
- Now this statement today is only possible because we've fixed up that disastrous budget situation we inherited.
- If that was what Blair thought, then this was, of course, a disastrous miscalculation.
- And then humans return, and the two cultures clash with potentially disastrous consequences.
- Nowadays in an even more competitive world, it would be economically disastrous for strikes to become commonplace.
- The increase in numbers, while it distorts the demographic picture, has more disastrous effects.
- To entrust such commercial affairs to a non-executive board "has potentially disastrous consequences".
- For the same disastrous policies are being inflicted on people here in Britain.
- All the administration can offer, however, is more of the same disastrous policy.
- Such a war can only have the most disastrous consequences.
- And as models of normative desire, desire that he can never satisfy, they are equally disastrous.
- Our motivations may be pure, but the results are just as disastrous.
- TV and politics have always made inevitable bedfellows, but the results have been disastrous.
- Reverting to a full troop withdrawal stance would be both pointless and disastrous in policy terms.
- The whole world is getting a massive overdose of female hormones and the result is absolutely disastrous to many species.
- And who was responsible for the sales re-organisation with the disastrous effects on Europe?
- Any mistake by the locks could also prove environmentally disastrous.
- I always think that disastrous situations bring about the positive of great opportunities then being available to turn things around.
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