In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(physical)(with masculine article in the singular) hambre feminineto die of hunger — morirse de hambre
2(strong desire)he had a hunger for learning — tenía ansias / sed de aprender
1(crave)to hunger for or after sth — estar sediento de algo literary
- The consumer society hungers for the deviant and unexpected.
- It's ironic that this apotheosis of flash over substance comes at a time when the public is hungering for greater perspective and deeper understanding.
- He disbanded the group in 1982, hungering after a new direction and tired of the relentless pressure of his frontman role.
- But humanity hungers for a sense of right and wrong, for some absolute moral values.
- Sure, I wander around checking out the talent, but there really is no one special I'm hungering for.
- Maybe it is a symptom that we are hungering for something different.
- I looked over at Ethan, his eyes on me, a sudden flash of desire in his eyes, I knew he still hungered for me as my lips curled into a smile.
- There are moments when it seems that a whole society, or the majority of a society is actually hungering for war.
- Aye, he was a kind and strong leader, but he hungered after adventure and ran after it with haste.
- Participation is what we were denied, and what we hungered for.
- Maybe it's just that I don't hunger for films the way I do for books.
- The 18-year-old clearly loves playing up to the audience, as a performer she consistently hungers for attention.
- I've mentioned this before, but I am still hungering for an explanation.
- Because, somehow, somewhere along the way, I stopped hungering for it.
- It's not a spiritual experience anymore and that's what people hunger for.
- The game that the comrades disapproved of because of its un-Soviet focus on the individual is ideal for an emerging nation, which hungers for new sports and new stars.
- It hungers for change and progress, and some comics who are clearly on their way up can be hampered slightly if their show treads a little water this year.
- He hungers for a goodness that continually eludes him.
- Republicans tend to assume that everyone hungers for more investment accounts to handle.
- Conspiracy is unnecessary when ideology hungers for power and its many adherents swarm of their own accord to the same pot of honey.
2archaic(be hungry)estar hambrientotener hambre
- Tell it to all those who hungered and thirsted and prayed and begged for help.
- How many hungered, sickened or died as a result?
- By analogy, a mother does not love her child because it hungers and cries, even though its crying makes new demands upon her love.
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