In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(irredeemably)they were hopelessly lost — estaban totalmente / completamente perdidos
- he was hopelessly in love — estaba perdidamente enamorado
- he's hopelessly lazy — es un auténtico vago / un vago incorregible
- We live lives that are hopelessly broken, and we know it.
- If the applause is muted, it is because the opposition has been so wretched, so hopelessly windblown too.
- Once that talentless show was cancelled, Barris saw his life spin hopelessly out of control.
- The institutional church has become hopelessly corporate, hopelessly tangled in a web of secularism.
- The current global financial system is presently hopelessly bankrupt, says LaRouche.
- The bulk of the adult population still farms tiny plots of hopelessly unproductive land in grinding poverty.
- In the world of Overtime, the planet Earth is hopelessly overcrowded.
- The world monetary-financial system is, presently, hopelessly doomed.
- Now, that post-1971 monetary-financial system is hopelessly bankrupt.
- The British Academy is still hopelessly reluctant at giving pop hits like Mamma Mia!
- Such a politics of identity seems hopelessly bound to an ideal and a set of differences that it both rejects and depends on.
- For example, Europe is, under present circumstances, hopelessly bankrupt.
- I turned my attention back to the ute, which was hopelessly bogged in thick black mud.
- At first glance, a position espousing a spiritual orientation to all disease seems hopelessly at odds with Western medicine.
- The revolutionaries, hopelessly outnumbered, were forced to surrender.
- Many times different versions of news appear to be hopelessly contradictory with each other.
- The words will surely land just this side of being hopelessly crass.
- However, this simplicity is purchased at the cost of making the desert bases themselves hopelessly complicated.
- The lightly armed Rangers were hopelessly overmatched; they were slaughtered.
- Ben had the hopelessly innocent face of a young man on his first day in a new job.
2(without hope)sin esperanzas
- And as I watched that final, trying hopelessly not to cry, consumed with indignant anger, my reality television bubble burst.
- Arm outstretched hopelessly, I stand trying to flag down packed, battered buses as they groan past, belching suffocating fumes.
- It had started to rain, and poor Elizabeth looked like a dejected soul as she fumbled hopelessly in her bag for keys.
- And Casey has shown that the Tigers can go head-to-head with the Hawthorn board and beat it hopelessly.
- I was caught hopelessly between the present and the past; an inward struggle with no winners.
- And all this time Adam looked at his brother as the condemned look hopelessly and puzzled at the executioner.
- And we know he goes to Mass, frequently and hopelessly, lingering afterwards for an angry, ongoing dialogue with his patient priest (Brian O'Byrne).
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