In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tenerle terror atenerle pavor aI dread going to the dentist — le tengo terror / pavor al dentista
- I dread to think what might have happened — me horroriza pensar en lo que podría haber pasado
- the dreaded moment finally came — finalmente llegó el tan temido momento
- I would dread to think that a scene such as the one I witnessed at the age of twelve could happen in a playground now.
- If there's one thing any parent dreads it's the thought of their children being caught up in drugs.
- Her glance matched mine with apprehension, I dreaded what would come from her lips.
- You may dread going, fearing that you'll wind up weeping in public.
- Minorities, be they linguistic or religious, dread the assimilation as much as they fear exclusion.
- I fear that I will dread the same fears that burden me now.
- Mary was a religious zealot, whose bloody reign confirmed the worst fears of those who dreaded female rule.
- We dread to think what the punishment for ‘breaking’ this law will be.
- He likes the pound being strong - most of his business is in the UK, but he buys machinery from overseas so a strong pound helps - and he dreads the increased bureaucracy closer ties with Europe could bring.
- Over the next few days William dreaded every knock at the door fearing that it may be the police, that they had been recognised.
- If this were a regular occurrence I would dread to think of what effect it would have on me.
- And we dread to think how much money was paid to consultants to dream up this nonsense.
- The moment they had been dreading and anticipating was upon them and there was no way to avoid it now.
- I didn't know why, but for some reason I was dreading the dinner party the mistress was throwing on Saturday.
- The moment I had been dreading all week finally arrived - the hacks' party at Bute House.
- I had no chance to react and dread to think of the consequences had I been a few inches to the right hand side of the road.
- When I worked for the Labour Party we used to dread Easter week more than any other.
- She was filled with apprehension, dreading the near vertical drop.
- If £7 represents ‘good value’ in the gloom of winter, I'd dread to think how they will value summer fare.
- The rest of their mates looked on in apprehensive silence, dreading what would happen next.
1terror masculinedread of sth
- I have a dread of spiders — les tengo terror / horror a las arañas
- he was / stood in dread of his father — su padre lo atemorizaba / aterraba
- we lived in constant dread of discovery/being deported — vivíamos temiendo constantemente que nos descubrieran/deportaran
- to be filled with dread — estar aterrorizado
- my greatest dread is dying of cancer — lo que más me aterra es morir de cáncer
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