In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1soportabletolerablethe noise/pain was no longer endurable — el ruido/dolor ya era insoportable / intolerable
- The smell in the wards was so offensive as to be scarcely endurable even by the oldest medical officers’.
- You will even be able to buy an air-conditioner to make the summer heat more endurable.
- All of this would be endurable if somebody could guarantee that this would be the final vote, the end of the debate.
- It was made endurable through their excellent teacher, with her witty sense of humor, and urge to perfect and play music ‘right’.
- What they don't understand is that rapid, steady and endurable economic growth needs to be sustained by an open and transparent democratic political system.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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