In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(physically delicate)(person) débil(person) delicado(health) delicado
- A woman who watched her frail mother lie in agony after she developed bedsores at a private care home has vowed to help prevent elderly and immobile patients from having to endure the same pain.
- The 90-year-old widow still kept lots of the old records she used to play at dance clubs all over the area, even after she was too frail to dance herself.
- Carers often feel stressed and isolated and some have given up their own careers and friends to look after a sick or frail family member, friend or a child with disabilities.
- Many private homes have closed, being unable to meet the standards, disrupting the lives of many elderly and very frail people.
- Certainly given the difficult start he had in life it was indeed a miracle that he was able to achieve so much but, however, he remained a frail person all his life.
- He was always treated by his parents as the baby of the family and, rather surprisingly, they considered him a sickly and frail child when it appears that this was not the case.
- Doctors have been trying to build up the frail boy's strength before any attempts are made to fix his swollen heart - the result of a birth defect.
- The frail woman thanked the people who came to meet her and honour her father as well.
- Now the frail pensioner - who has recently undergone a hip replacement operation - says she doesn't know how she will cope until she collects her next pension.
- We are bombarded with images of elderly people being frail and sickly.
- For frail people in the community, frequent reviews and adjustments of their care plans are likely to be needed.
- She added that had it been an elderly or frail person who was attacked, the whole situation could have been far worse.
- Microsurgery and improved chemotherapy have made treatment less risky, and therefore an option for frail patients.
- It can cause infections, especially among elderly or frail people.
- They will be frail people with lung disease, and most will never know that it was influenza which pushed them off the edge.
- During the day the bus takes vulnerable and frail people on shopping trips and outings.
- That would mean each vulnerable member of society, from frail pensioner to neglected child, being given the time and care they needed.
- As a child in Germany he was frail and sickly, and because of this he became obsessed with his body image.
- No one said anything but it was obvious that the whole village was thinking that if those strong healthy people tried and failed what chance could a small frail woman have.
- He was desperately frail, too weak to move his limbs but still strong enough to let out that cry which tears at every human heart.
2(morally weak)(flesh/mortals/spirit) débil
- If you use it then you will likely to be perceived as brave or the opposite of coward or frail.
- People are frail and make stupid mistakes and one kiss in a bar is not the end of the world, especially when she feels so bad about it.
- Returning to the comfortable confines and relative tranquillity of his bedroom armed with just a keyboard, rickety drum machine and a guitar Ted started to write frail pop moments.
- The country's administrative capabilities and public health services have remained frail and ineffective.
- To bridge a gap is not to eliminate it; some bridges are robust and reliable but others are frail, brittle, and easily undone by outside circumstances.
- Reviewers and critics frequently refuse to be honest about Australian movies because they believe this will damage the frail home industry.
- That's what public relations propaganda is all about - conning frail, vain humans.
- With the numerous difficulties the country is experiencing due to the frail economy, Zambia has depended on such close allies to surmount her difficulties.
- Markets will continue to wait for war and, in the process, further slow down an already frail economy.
- Yet at the same time, it is so frail that one small piece of magnet, held nearby, can distort it totally.
- All of humanity there, frail and complicated and beautiful.
- The frail economies and volatile politics of some Pacific countries were also a concern for the leaders.
3(fragile)(table/boat) precario(table/boat) endeble(petal) frágil
4(faint, unlikely)(hope/chance) vago(chance/hope) remoto
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