In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(angry)furiosohe was furious with me — estaba furioso conmigo
- he has a furious temper — tiene muy mal genio
- she'll be furious if we're late — se va a poner furiosa / se va a enfurecer si llegamos tarde
- The conductors are furious at huge rises given to train drivers in a bid to solve a crippling shortage.
- We were about to ask for a table for dinner, but furious at being treated so rudely we just walked out.
- Another tale has it that several co-workers are furious at my caricaturing them on one post.
- They are furious at school rules that forbid kissing, hugging, and holding hands.
- Trinity councillor Tony Lambert has been to inspect the hole and is furious at the lack of action.
- A smoke bomb attack has left traders furious at the rising level of Witham youth crime.
- The mother is furious at the police. Does she take no responsibility in this matter at all?
- Rifkind is furious at public suggestions that he is preparing to go in with Clarke, but the ground has been laid.
- If anything, the public is furious at Blunkett for not being heavy enough.
- The fans were furious at such a suggestion and several said they would rip up their membership cards if it were to happen.
- The party membership will be furious at being diverted from the real enemy, which is Labour.
- The departments are furious at the misuse being made of their facilities.
- They are furious at the limited options offered by Wandsworth Council for the Woking Close site.
- I have known from day one about there being no seatbelts and I am furious at the British Forces.
- If so, no wonder David Blunkett is reported to be furious at the publication of Archer's book.
- Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor was furious at the way his team had fallen off the pace in the second half.
- A new home owner furious at faults with the construction has put up a warning notice to other potential buyers.
- Linda Bennet is not the only one to be furious at the continuing loss of trees in Bexley and particularly Welling.
- Critics of fish farming are furious at what they consider to be an attempt to hoodwink the public.
- Insiders at the town hall say the council is furious at the move, which will wreck hopes of a massive jobs boom.
2(violent, intense)(struggle) feroz(speed) vertiginoso(storm) violento(activity) febril(activity) frenético
- A furious Victor stormed back out of the Diary Room to square up to her and had to be restrained by Stuart.
- As in gladiatorial chariot races, the pace is furious and the tricks dirty.
- I needed to pace for a few minutes in order to get rid of some of the furious energy.
- One time I was forced to get into a furious argument to stop my cover being blown.
- Nikki was spotted having a furious argument with Danny outside the set of the show.
- Are there really two distinct things operating in Medea, her plans and her furious anger?
- He accelerates the images until they reach a furious speed resulting in a new kind of film space.
- When Paddy found out he was furious and stormed back into the office for an explanation.
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