In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person) perdición feminine(of person) ruina feminine(of industry) derrumbamiento masculine(of hopes, plans) desmoronamiento masculine(of king, dictator) caída femininegambling was his downfall — el juego fue su perdición / ruina
- These are also a reason of the downfall of the industry.
- One of the downfalls of [CorporateConnect] was that it was all Web based.
- Seizure of both the northern and southern oilfields will inevitably, the thinking is said to go, lead to the downfall of him.
- Ironically, it is the emphasis Dutch governments have placed on multiculturalism that has helped lead to its inevitable downfall.
- What could she do to prevent their downfall when the power to change things always seemed to be in someone else's hands?
- Famed as a colourful cultural melting pot, the qualities that blessed New Orleans with its unique character also served as a curse that led to its downfall.
- Although he has made it clear he will not regard the motion as binding, such a defeat would be immensely damaging and could even lead to his downfall.
- In the realm of the tragic hero there is always a fatal flaw in his personality that causes or precipitates his downfall.
- However, the visual sensitivity of the area proved the ultimate downfall of the application.
- The constant friction with his superiors probably hastened his downfall.
- Huge exposure to guaranteed annuities was the main reason for the downfall of discredited insurer Equitable Life, as it had not kept enough reserves to pay them.
- I think the WWE's heavy reliance on predictable storylines and HHH will be its downfall.
- In 1999, a dioxin scare led to the downfall of the Belgian Government.
- But it led to the downfall of several ministers involved in extra-marital relationships.
- There seems no doubt that when public opinion turns against Eriksson, his disregard for histrionics will be cited as the chief reason for his downfall.
- Perhaps it was his inability to sell the Agreement to the average unionist led to the downfall of this clever but rather charmless and now isolated figure.
- But there is one other sticky point that could very easily lead to his downfall.
- It was widely rumored on Tuesday that his alleged wrongdoing and poor damage control would cause his downfall.
- However their short-sightedness will ultimately cause their own downfall.
- I worry that reality television will be the ultimate downfall of society altogether.
- With the dust now settled on him, he muses that this push for the local may, ironically, have precipitated its downfall.
- It was previously announced that a decline in channel sales, as well as in site licences for large accounts, was the main reason for the downfall.
- She cannot help but wonder whether one of her greatest strengths ultimately proved her downfall.
- He describes her feeling of utter betrayal at the circumstances that led to her downfall.
- But it was standing a bad debt for a friend that proved his downfall.
- That led to the downfall of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.
- The downfall of the ILM was first and foremost the failure of its leadership - at all levels, in all affiliated organisations.
- However, some films failed to find their mark, leading to the downfall of companies such as FilmFour Productions and Granada Films.
- The edge he plays with can lead to his downfall if he takes undisciplined penalties.
- It may not lead to the downfall of the state, but then neither did the eight-hour day campaigns that are its inspiration.
- They are three sisters who trick Macbeth into believing that he is invincible, which leads to his downfall.
- The combined forces of Harold and Tostig drove Gruffydd back into Wales, and in 1063 caused his downfall and death.
- But the high costs associated with holidaying in the republic are also thought to be a significant reason for the downfall.
- It was this merger of Malchut and Mochiach that eventually led to the downfall of the empire.
- He didn't need it, and it led to his ultimate downfall.
- His attempts at reform ultimately led to his downfall, and he has lived in exile in Italy since 1973.
- It was this that would eventually lead to his downfall.
- The lady has convinced herself (but no one else) that she precipitated the downfall of him.
- The couple raked in millions of dollars but the credit card charges that made their fortune also led to their downfall.
- The film's tameness is undoubtedly its downfall.
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