In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(charges/price) excesivo(charges/price) abusivo
- He attempted to resolve his symptoms by drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
- As ever, we ended up drinking excessive amounts, albeit absorbed by plenty of food.
- We're not set up for it, in the same way we're not set up for excessive cold.
- The method shuns excessive manipulation of film through lighting, sound or editing.
- He said the bowling club left two or three years ago due to dwindling numbers rather than excessive rent.
- He has seen an increasing amount of traffic using the road, some at excessive speed.
- Custard pies are one thing, but liquid pig waste was excessive, in my opinion.
- Vitamin A is dangerous in excessive doses and in extreme cases may trigger liver damage.
- I grant that this is real, but the risk they are proposing to take is excessive and unjustifiable.
- Many divers enter the water with excessive amounts of weight strapped on to them.
- This morning I got to work and found that my account had been suspended for excessive data transfer.
- Even water, salt and vitamins are bad for you if misused or taken in excessive doses.
- Her family complained that she was overactive and spending excessive amounts of money.
- Who can declare categorically that the expression of that outrage was excessive?
- As he left the pub, the victim heard the sound of car engines revving up, causing excessive noise.
- To counter this argument it is necessary to show that excessive caution is a barrier to progress.
- In terms of energy security, this heavy dependence on Russian gas is excessive.
- That seems a bit excessive to me, but ya know, these things have to be done.
- Accident investigators also said Mr Willis had not been travelling at excessive speed.
- Carlo rushed out to buy some flowers to put in the bedroom, which I thought was rather excessive.
2(demands/pressure) exagerado(ambition/praise/interest) exagerado(ambition/praise/interest) desmesurado
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.