In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(day/week) ajetreado(week/day) agitado(journey/pace) agotador(activity) frenético(activity) febril(trading) intensoI've been in a hectic rush all day — he andado todo el día como loca de aquí para allá informal
- things have been pretty hectic at the office recently — últimamente hemos estado agobiados de trabajo en la oficina
- Sorry I haven't been blogging - it's been a little hectic getting ready for Christmas.
- With a heavy inflow of pilgrims adding to the hectic business activity on the streets branching out from the temple, regulating traffic is not an easy task.
- So what is she thinking of as she watches all this hectic activity?
- Errors are more likely to occur with pressure for quick turnovers and the general rush present during a hectic day.
- A more hectic lifestyle, with limited time for planning, shopping, and cooking meals, may partly explain this relationship.
- But I have to admit that, during the most hectic hour of my professional career, I omitted one vital midwifery task.
- Well, the village is settling back into a normal routine again after all the hectic activities organised around Christmas.
- After the hectic year in hospital it was a great comedown to be treating minor ailments of fit young men, half of them anxious to avoid guard duties.
- ‘Sometimes it's a bit hectic, but generally it's fine,’ he says.
- After qualifying I went on to work in a far more busy and hectic unit, that did over 3500 deliveries a year.
- Decompress after a hectic workday by taking a walk, going to the gym to work out or taking a bath or shower.
- What with raucous classes and a year full of hectic lessons ahead, most teachers do not have time for the child with a problem, said many participants.
- How do we manage ourselves so that we can survive our hectic days yet keep our humanity when treating these difficult patients?
- The annual summer festival, which came to a close on Thursday July 25, was, overall, a hectic, enjoyable and fun-filled week.
- Life has been a touch hectic, but I am reliably informed that that is no excuse for a lethargic manner, so I hope you'll accept my apologies on this matter.
- Pakistan's booming economy is most clearly visible in the hectic building activity in Lahore.
- It's just as well as she has a hectic lifestyle and is regularly on the road.
- The major obstacle for implementing any information system is the extra work required, especially in the hectic healthcare setting.
- ‘It's been a hectic few days,’ he said with a rather tired smile.
- For a couple of hours there is hectic activity and on every side there are vigorous walkers and indefatigable joggers getting their morning exercise.
2Medicine(fever/flush) héctico(fever/flush) hético
- He was breathing easier, and the hectic flush was fading from his face.
- Within a year, however, he contracted and died of a hectic fever.
- He likens the maladies of a state to the hectic fever.
- He uses hectic fever as an analogy - as hectic fever is to the body, political maladies are to a state.
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