In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- it hurts dreadfully — duele muchísimo
- I feel dreadfully sorry for Charlie and I know the whole village will be very upset.
- ‘I heard,’ Joey replied, sounding dreadfully serious, as if he'd heard that someone had died.
- I am really, truly, extremely, dreadfully, horribly sorry!
- I know a couple of English profs who, after reading this dribble, are dreadfully sorry they gave me an ‘A’.
- I know it has been so long since I wrote, and I am so dreadfully sorry.
- This remarkable movie gets dreadfully close to countless numbers of birds as they proceed through their yearly cycle of north and south migration.
- I'm dreadfully sorry to leave after hearing your story, but I am a politically active person, and I will start a petition or - or something!
- ‘I'm dreadfully sorry, little one, but I've forgotten your name,’ he said to her.
- I am dreadfully sorry for what happened in the boat today.
- Although many times Sara had heard her say how dreadfully awful his company was.
- I feel dreadfully sorry for her and I know Michael will be really upset about it.
- It can be difficult when you miss your child all day to find they behave dreadfully when they get home.
- I am dreadfully sorry, but am I interrupting an important meeting?
- I received many visits form the various nobility who told me how dreadfully sorry they were at my father's death.
- His behaviour was terrible and I am dreadfully sorry that you were exposed to it.
- Assured walls are in fact dreadfully thin and people wake each other up in the night all the time, and have no auditory privacy.
- But isn't it refreshing to be able to tell you about two clubs with a good news story - even though both are performing somewhere between disappointingly and dreadfully on the field?
- I was terrified, dreadfully unhappy and hated myself.
- There's no question that what has happened to her is dreadfully sad, but really she's a very extreme case - a tragic casualty.
- I am dreadfully sorry for this inconvenience.
- Both events, one dreadfully sad, one wonderfully happy, illustrate the extremes to which we can be tested in our lives.
- Make the rounds of talk shows, say how dreadfully sorry you are, maybe even sob a little.
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