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 landscape, region)desolación femininethe vast emptiness of space — el inmenso vacío del espacio
- As you dug you could see the dirt actively change places with the emptiness.
- The emptiness of the rooms was disturbing.
- Parts of the paint surface are often blank, using the emptiness of the underlying texture to generate a sense of the Tao.
- I felt an emptiness inside me, all my energy drained.
- On my left, there are several yards of emptiness, then trees.
- Now, with much of the rubble cleared, its vast emptiness reveals the horrible dimensions of the December tragedy.
- Nora, however, had not intended to swap the isolation of north-east Scotland for the vast emptiness of the Canadian prairie.
- The streets are deserted, their emptiness emphasized by the lonely sound of the wind.
- The quiet emptiness of the town in contrast to the mad rush of the falls creates an almost zen-garden sense of contemplation.
- Beyond, there was no vegetation, no twigs, no stones, no tracks - total emptiness.
- While the physical emptiness remains, the memories and the love also remain.
- Russia's collapsing birth rate feeds fears that Siberia's emptiness will be infiltrated from the teeming nations to the south.
- For most people it is too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, too austere in its emptiness, too far from port, too tough on the spirit.
- You also cannot say that the emptiness in one container was different from the emptiness in another.
- Still, Canada's vast, frozen emptiness offers a unique playground for Mars-gazing scientists.
- The emptiness in the sky can spread.
- A cutting silence gives an eerie feel of emptiness.
- There is a wedge of Yorkshire Dales emptiness to explore.
- It is this eerie emptiness that Lucier's camera records.
- Bitter, icy emptiness greeted him where Juliana's essence should've been.
2(meaninglessness)lo vacíovacuidad feminine formala feeling of emptiness — una sensación de vacío
- In our constant search for happiness in the west, we fill our emptiness with possessions.
- Philosophers wrote about the absurdity and emptiness of human existence in the extraneous Universe.
- Then and only then will we take back control over the market forces that are the cause of our increasing emptiness and anxiety.
- We lived in emptiness, not working or studying.
- Emptiness washed over me from time to time, immersion in work only masked my inner sadness.
- We understand that we are not what we think we are, that there is emptiness beneath our projection.
- When you act to impress others, you feel the emptiness inside.
- His tossing a TV off a hotel balcony is a staged prank that inadvertently exposes the emptiness of the act.
- The emptiness that I had been trying to fill was replaced with fulfillment in Jesus.
- This should have triggered a warning to my feeble little mind, yet the emptiness remained unnoticed.
- Celebration and thankfulness matter, but should not push out real feelings of emptiness when we lose someone.
- Therefore, trying to fill our emptiness with anything other than spiritual pursuits is like trying to plug a round hole with a square cork.
- I sometimes experienced an inner emptiness that I prayed God would help fill.
- Even the beautiful Angelica cannot take his mind away from this emptiness.
- We forget spaces, our own emptiness, to construct places that tell exciting stories about who we are.
- It is graphic, depressing and leaves the audience with an overriding feeling of emptiness.
- It says so much about the emptiness of modern life that there has been so little discussion of the key problems confronting our nation.
- The expression then was priceless, something between defeat and misery, between loss and emptiness.
- He has "mastered the art of saying nothing" with his excessive use of platitudes of emptiness that reinforce mistaken ideas.
- On the one hand, there is loss and anxiety in the face of annihilation, stemming from emptiness and a sense of guilt.
- We're shown a life full of emptiness: the reject of a world of suburban conformity, bulk food and consumer gratification.
- As I closed the door behind me I was struck by the silence that filled my hallway and the emptiness that filled my life.
- To my enjoyment, he made no more explanation, so I let him stew in the emptiness of the verbal vacuum he created.
- Sacks adds to this the decadence and emptiness of our culture, especially when exported and transmitted by television.
- To appreciate what came next, one must be aware of the emptiness in our understanding of inheritance at that time.
- This is music that perfectly captures the surreal emptiness of everyday life in a digital world.
- His frown indicates his own personal dissatisfaction and emptiness.
- The apparent intensity of this backlash masks the real emptiness of such complaints.
- This important essence addresses existential feelings of loss and emptiness.
- Obtuse terminology squashes out the real words, leaving you with a strange sense of emptiness.
- These stories, ranging in length from a few pages to a paragraph to a sentence, convey a sense of emptiness.
- They made plans for the next day and upon hanging up the phone, the emptiness began to consume her.
- For the European, loneliness is emptiness, alienation from society and tradition.
- His method is to play with advertising language in such a way as to show its emptiness in any discussion of poetry.
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