In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(meal/appetite) pantagruélico(problem) gigantesco(problem) descomunal(effort) titánico
- His vulgar displays of vanity while in the house were truly gargantuan in proportion.
- That, or its members knowingly turned a blind eye to the gargantuan scale of pilfering going on under their noses.
- However, for those of us for whom it also is work, it is a stamina and endurance challenge of gargantuan proportions.
- On the plus side, while the menu was pretty limited, it was reasonably priced and the quantities were gargantuan.
- The everyday challenges of the fifth decade assume gargantuan dimensions in an industry that prizes youth.
- A whole new sector with a gargantuan appetite for power was emerging.
- She sat at the table in front of us and proceeded to order an enormous earthenware jug of red wine and a gargantuan bowl of spaghetti with clam sauce.
- This is a gargantuan pub with a vast forecourt and car park in front, a real restaurant and lots of nooks and crannies to get lost in.
- It's a gargantuan challenge, but the possibility of continuing with a remote, technocratic Europe died this week.
- As befits a man with a gargantuan appetite, he chose the menu himself.
- Critics say Napa Valley has an ego, but what it really has is a gargantuan appetite for life.
- They long for gargantuan TVs, pool tables and funky barka loungers to keep them happy.
- From her gargantuan handbag, she produced five paper plates and a jar of Marmite.
- The To Do List has grown to gargantuan size and I'm not even making a dent in it at the moment.
- Being skinny, I have never had to worry about the side effects of such a gargantuan appetite.
- These days the manufacturer bears little resemblance to the gargantuan outfit it once was.
- My heart swelled to gargantuan proportions in my chest, and my smile broadened.
- He's at the center of a gargantuan deal that will determine how old and new media companies will evolve.
- His house is a biscuit-free zone and he has replaced such sugary temptations with gargantuan bowls of fruit for him and his family to snack on.
- You can only imagine what his total might have been if he'd had, say, his appetite for gargantuan scores.
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