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 this were a regular occurrence I would dread to think of what effect it would have on me.
- The rest of their mates looked on in apprehensive silence, dreading what would happen next.
- The moment they had been dreading and anticipating was upon them and there was no way to avoid it now.
- Her glance matched mine with apprehension, I dreaded what would come from her lips.
- And we dread to think how much money was paid to consultants to dream up this nonsense.
- The moment I had been dreading all week finally arrived - the hacks' party at Bute House.
- She was filled with apprehension, dreading the near vertical drop.
- Over the next few days William dreaded every knock at the door fearing that it may be the police, that they had been recognised.
- When I worked for the Labour Party we used to dread Easter week more than any other.
- 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.
- You may dread going, fearing that you'll wind up weeping in public.
- 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.
- Minorities, be they linguistic or religious, dread the assimilation as much as they fear exclusion.
- 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.
- If £7 represents ‘good value’ in the gloom of winter, I'd dread to think how they will value summer fare.
- I didn't know why, but for some reason I was dreading the dinner party the mistress was throwing on Saturday.
- We dread to think what the punishment for ‘breaking’ this law will be.
- If there's one thing any parent dreads it's the thought of their children being caught up in drugs.
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 — le tenía terror a su padre
- 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
- To the very degree that the countdown to his departure next summer seems, for years, to have be anticipated with a mix of fear and dread by the Celtic faithful.
- This knowledge filled her with dread and excitement, fear and anticipation.
- Panic, fear and dread take turns punching you in the solar plexus.
- It is the strength of this desire that breeds his morbid dread of humiliation.
- We, as outsiders, do not know if they fought over this, if tears were shed, if threats were made, if their nights were filled with worry and dread.
- Every scientist held an air of great anxiety and anticipation, yet also of fear, dread, and horror as they worked.
- I made a cup of coffee instead and quietly surfed through my daily blogs until that feeling of dread and apprehension began to fade.
- Her expression changed to one of pure fear and dread.
- Christy was filled with dread and fear, for she knew that if given the chance, Kevin would be true to his word.
- Immigration officers fill me with fear and dread.
- Is the experience associated with fear, dread, or elation?
- He just wants to paralyze a nation, cause fear and panic and dread to become part of our everyday lives.
- My stomach was a tight knot of dread, fear and something very close to the child-like terror I used to feel for the dark.
- However each disorder is bonded to the other disorders by the common theme of excessive, irrational fear and dread.
- Almost two years of apprehension, vague dread, and sheer frustration may be what ultimately gets the ball rolling again.
- In common with all politicians, he has a dread of winter elections.
- And of course, revolution is coached in freedom or change, while terrorism is intended to instill fear and evoke dread.
- And it's praying for the other captives and other families who are living in fear and dread.
- Apathy, fear, dread of moving on - all these things are components that contribute to this current approach of mine to writing this thesis.
- Religion then consists in obeisance to these larger forces, to overcome our fear and dread of the future.
- Terror is an aggravated form of fear: intense fear, fright or dread.
- You can feel the fear, terror and dread emanating from her very subtle and realistic facial gestures.
- Aging aside, lifestyle will go a long way toward determining whether you'll succumb to this dread disease.
- Second, compassion for gross suffering compels us to continue investigating genetic therapy for dread diseases.
- Advances in medicine are increasing life expectancy and diseases which are dread killers today will be curable tomorrow.
- During the 15th century, a parasite in the wheat was causing a dread disease for which there was no cure.
- I thought it was her nature, but when she got over the dread disease she had brought into the home… her true nature came out.
- While he may have settled into what we may define a ‘normal’ life, he forever lives in the dread fear that one day, he may wake up to find the fruit bandit has struck again.
- Somehow I think that if there was a war on, this dread disease could be cured with remarkable ease.
- We still suggest woolen hoods for the Fourth of July picnics, but you can open a window now without fear of dread contagion.
- With the air-conditioning switched off, it was becoming hot and stuffy in the confined cabin space, and only there did I really begin to feel the dread hand of fear.
- If we can safely deliver ourselves and our descendants from certain dread diseases, we should probably do so.
- He met the prognosis head on - and won his fight against the dread disease.
- While the world has been saved from epidemics of dread diseases, some of today's children are being sacrificed.
- A Caucasian Chalk Circle for our own age, it begins with the howl of death mingled with dread despair and ends with an act of terrible tenderness.
- By 1957, another dread disease was all but conquered: acute anterior poliomyelitis, which might cripple for life those it did not kill.
- Under this same heading, the so-called dread disease cover also is an important benefit one can add to a conventional life assurance policy.
- People still shrink from the terrible word cancer, even if they themselves have not been diagnosed with this dread disease.
- However, when he arrived he had the dread symptoms of the disease.
- In other words, men face a 70% higher risk of dying from this dread disease.
- Medicine had conquered the dread infectious diseases that once cut swathes through entire populations.
- If you're ready to live like a hermit for a while, you'll probably not be unlucky enough to catch the dread disease before it becomes widely known.
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