In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dog/house/garden) enorme(house/dog/garden) inmenso(courage/strength) enorme(courage/strength) descomunalhe has an enormous appetite — tiene un apetito voraz
- an enormous number of people — una cantidad enorme de gente
- it makes an enormous difference — cambia enormemente las cosas
- This was an enormous amount of hassle and was going to take up four days of their time.
- The beach is enormous and there are plenty of caves to explore when the tide's out.
- Children have been able to get a real feel for the enormous size of some of the creatures that live in the sea.
- He has made enormous strides in every aspect of his game to become an awesome all-rounder.
- He handed me crisp sheets and led us to a simple whitewashed room with two chairs and an enormous bed.
- It is costing an enormous amount of money to clean it up, which could be used on other things.
- He has also managed to borrow an enormous silver car convertible for the weekend.
- We did manage to get an enormous amount of work done.
- This is thought to have created a huge fireball and an enormous, damaging shock wave.
- It is an enormous pressure he shoulders with good grace and a sense of responsibility.
- The burden of expectation placed on the authors of these two reports has been enormous.
- Performing has given him an enormous boost in confidence over the past two years.
- They realise the keys don't fit and leap back as the door is forced by an enormous policeman.
- Christmas in the house was fantastic and my father would make an enormous effort.
- He has enormous potential and if he continues like this, he will certainly make it.
- If you look at the gap in points between the second place team and the third, it's enormous.
- They were all innocent souls and I do not have the words to describe this enormous loss.
- The main building was across from him and the enormous main doors were wide open.
- An enormous main course, a bottle of local beer and a cappuccino will only set you back a few pounds.
- Any one of these ideas will take an enormous amount of effort and investment to implement.
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