In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(size/number) desproporcionadothe disproportionate size of his nose — lo desproporcionado (del tamaño) de su nariz
- a disproportionate amount of money is spent on advertising — lo que se gasta en propaganda es desmesurado
- to be disproportionate to sth
- the size of its head is disproportionate to its body — el tamaño de la cabeza es desproporcionado con relación al del cuerpo / con respecto al del cuerpo
- the salary is disproportionate to the risks involved — el sueldo no guarda relación con los riesgos que comporta
- In a country which is invariably ruled by coalitions, a small number of seats can buy a disproportionate amount of power.
- For someone with what you might call a small social circle, I get invited to a disproportionate amount of weddings.
- The disproportionate amount of privately educated applicants who continue to win places each year is a concern.
- This economic control gives capitalists a disproportionate amount of power in all realms of society.
- We must all understand what takes up a disproportionate amount of the available police resources we all call for.
- The Sheikh's willingness to spend disproportionate amounts of money for certain objects has astonished the art world.
- California bears a disproportionate amount of the cost of illegal immigration.
- Under Japan's political system, towns like Towa wield a disproportionate amount of influence.
- They took up a disproportionate amount of teachers' time and caused unreasonable stress.
- So I guess we've all spent a disproportionate amount of time in the three second-hand shops.
- That can take up a disproportionate amount of time and there is therefore less time spent on the business of teaching and learning.
- It turned out that a disproportionate amount of the unclaimed luggage originated from the Indian sub-continent.
- Very obese people tend not to exercise and are frequently poor, and they spend a disproportionate amount of time dieting.
- Rivals complain that Murphy has disproportionate amounts of cash with which to distort the market.
- It's received a wholly disproportionate amount of attention just because of his name.
- Readings take up a disproportionate amount of my time and, more importantly, emotional energy, I find.
- Cops spend a disproportionate amount of time in their cars, driving around on motor patrol.
- Of course in reality I know some very nice people with beards (as well as a disproportionate amount of idiots).
- These can take a disproportionate amount of time and funding, to the detriment of local priorities.
- Kate gets a disproportionate amount of wreckage to build her shelter.
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