In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(journey/meeting) interminable(plain/patience) sin límites(plain/patience) infinito(resources) inagotable(resources) sin límites(complaining/chatter) continuo(chatter/complaining) incesantethe days seemed endless to me — los días se me hacían eternos / interminables
- It has stared at us from countless front pages and endless news bulletins.
- The possibilities are endless and only limited by the imagination.
- She was leaning on the rail, looking out at the endless miles of blue ocean.
- The speakers had long departed but the endless column of people continued to pour through the gates beyond 7pm.
- She stepped carefully over Katy and continued her seemingly endless trek to the edge.
- We have tried a variety of routes and negotiated endless queues of traffic caused by countless roadworks.
- And there is always one oddball who creates endless entertainment for everyone else.
- Residents have hit out at traffic calming measures causing them endless roadworks and bumpy streets.
- And he has a few choice words for the endless number of academies and centres of excellence.
- Far on the horizon of the endless ocean, the shores of the mainland came into view.
- Or was it one final act of endless love from his devoted wife of sixty years?
- The plot strands are endless and allow for little character development.
- If they are asked to fill out endless forms they will resent the waste of their time.
- We have endless examples of quite wrong readings that were taped, but never used.
- Instead of spending our time on crafting quality content, we waste it with endless bickering.
- Every day doesn't have to be an endless stream of cigarettes and magazines.
- Those options are much more individual too, allowing endless personal choice.
- With endless flights of stairs, we continuously climbed up them at a fairly steady pace.
- The basic game, as fun as it is, can be altered with an endless number of variations.
- Behind him the endless grey desert rose and fell like an ocean.
- She held on tighter to Devin's arm, afraid she may get lost in the endless number of streets.
- Neither can we just continue with current policies and put up with the endless amounts of abuse.
- With boundless energy and endless enthusiasm, it's hardly surprising that he makes a natural volunteer.
- Unrealistic expectations tend to create endless problems and frustrations.
- The stars are cold and tiny, but beautiful and endless in number.
- I leaned across the white metal railing and stared out into the endless blue green ocean.
- There was an endless journey home of car travel, airport waiting, two flights and whining, exhausted children.
- The sky blazed orange as the sun sank ever slowly behind the endless ocean water.
- They needed an endless number of supplies before they could even open the doors.
- Possibly it was the need for a change of view from the endless blue ocean beyond your deck chair.
- There were a multitude of stalls and an endless number of tractors on display.
- It is separated into a seemingly endless number of rooms, each with its own mood and theme.
- Despite endless numbers of underwater visitors, it still rates as one of the best dive sites in the world.
- The excitation of the guitar string remains a seemingly endless resource.
- I won't bore you with endless analysis, I bored enough people last night.
- It involved sitting in an office adding up endless columns of numbers written in brown ink on blue paper.
- Not recognizing this, they undergo endless and continual suffering.
- This endless commuting could be wasting your children's precious time with you, as much as yours with them.
- Here your hotel room would actually descend gently to the beach, almost touching the endless blue of the sea.
1.2(innumerable)innumerableendless attempts — (una) infinidad / un sinnúmero / un sinfín de intentos
- the possibilities are endless — hay (una) infinidad de posibilidades
2Technology(chain/belt/cable) (invariable adjective) sin fin
- There, elections seem to stretch to eternity and back in an endless loop of dollar-drenched democracy.
- The problem is that I've run into this dilemma before and now it seems that I'm stuck in an endless loop.
- I felt that my question did not register correctly and I ended up on an endless loop.
- An endless belt ran out from the bottom of the pile and into the boat for loading.
- A Flemish string can be twisted far more than an endless loop type.
- Neither does she miss the endless conveyor belt of interviews with public figures.
- Shaking his head, the medic turned his attention to the next link in an endless chain.
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