In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(adversary)enemigo masculineenemiga femininethey are deadly enemies — son enemigos mortales / a muerte
- I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy — no se lo deseo a mi peor enemigo
- He has become the arch enemy of mankind.
- He died in Rome and some accounts say he was poisoned by his enemies, other accounts say he died from the plague.
- Somehow they blamed each other, deciding their sworn enemy was the sole reason for their anger.
- The cannon in question is retired and would be used only as a decoy to fool enemies in the event of an attack.
- It was well hidden and difficult for an enemy to identify from the air or from the ground.
- He was relieved as he saw that his enemy would do no more harm to lives of the happily free.
- A real Chinese martial arts hero never strikes his enemy if the latter is unable to fight back.
- Through lies and misunderstanding this results in him becoming the sworn enemy of his own mother.
- So he decided to make peace with the Church in order to have a free hand to deal with his more dangerous enemies.
- I was willing to take the risk of having an enemy in my midst in order to get a hold of your brilliance.
- In other words he is a dangerous enemy and consequently a good man to have on one's side provided one can keep an eye on him.
- He was a man of many enemies, and these enemies were to be found in all political camps.
- She was still my sworn enemy who was trying to tear me down in whatever way possible.
- Anyone who seeks radical change is going to make enemies of those who benefit from the current system.
- The entire clan was a bitter enemy of Islam from the start.
- He was usually slow to anger but once his wrath was roused he made a dangerous enemy.
- Albert did his best to smile at a man who was supposed to be his enemy despite being critically ill himself.
- They are determined to harm their enemies whoever this may be and are thus a great threat to our societies.
- She was disappointed in this, as her instincts told her that he was the most dangerous of enemies.
2(opponent in war)(territory/forces/action) enemigothe enemy — el enemigo
- the enemy was / were forced back — el enemigo se vio obligado a retroceder
- enemy-occupied territory — territorio ocupado por el enemigo
- The enemy aircraft were destroyed not only in the air but also on airfields.
- Surprise is to strike the enemy at a time or place or in a manner for which he is unprepared.
- Not a shot had been fired and not a single Allied aircraft had attacked the enemy aircraft.
- Then the tank behind it apparently mistook an armored vehicle for the enemy and shot and destroyed it.
- Doing so will help us stay tactically sharp and be able to take the fight to the enemy.
- Increasingly U.S. troops are fighting the enemy on urban battlefields.
- The vicious fighting involved hand to hand combat and all the enemy were either killed or captured.
- There, they were to interdict US lines of communication by destroying enemy shipping.
- Artillery guns were also used to fire gas shells to deliver poisonous gas onto the enemy.
- In major battles there was as much chance of a submarine being attacked by its own side as opposed to the enemy.
- The bulk of the infantry was kept back out of range of the enemy guns, ready to counter-attack.
- Union troops suffered from heavy enemy artillery fire until they were able to dig in and reduce their exposure.
- Since the main part of the Jacobite army never engaged the enemy, losses were relatively light.
- The object of war is to destroy the enemy's capability to make war.
- This has been a traditional way of attacking the enemy since the days of Wellington.
- Democracies are entitled to try officers and soldiers of enemy forces for war crimes.
- That means, he argues, that the West must learn new ways of detecting and combating the enemy.
- U.S. Special Forces engaged and killed approximately two dozen enemy forces in a firefight that started with an ambush.
- The enemy soldier fell to the ground with the arrow protruding from his back.
- The time to face the enemy had now come, he rallied his men into their battle formations.
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