In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hasty)(movements/footsteps) rápido(movements/footsteps) apresurado(decision) precipitadoa hurried conversation over the phone — una brevísima conversación telefónica
- we had a hurried meal and then rushed out — comimos rápidamente y nos fuimos volando
- In the hurried process of moving to a new command himself, Hibbard thinks he might have signed off on the award.
- A leisurely overland trip to Pusan took three weeks, hurried trips ten days.
- The sole sign of perturbation was in her hurried breathing.
- Some very hurried adjustments of the stabilization strategy have been needed.
- A hurried repair put the computer back on line.
- However, his hurried snap-shot attempt failed to connect with the ball.
- The hurried change of allegiance left us feeling abject.
- She quickly stood, giving a hurried curtsey which only seemed to make him more uneasy.
- Beware of making hurried judgments or acting out of anxiety.
- Mr Sparks had paid a hurried visit to her, saying he could only remain a short time.
- The key witness made a hurried exposure.
- My sense of what occurred was a very hurried encounter.
- Police say they wanted to clarify initial accounts which were based on hearsay, hurried details from dispatchers.
- The lateness of the season necessitated a hurried construction of a wintering post.
- They captured many of the records that the Germans left behind in their hurried departure.
- We mustn't allow a hurried attempt by the political establishment to cover up torture in our name.
- By this time, the manager was pushing a hurried path across the store.
- According to later reports, a hurried meeting took place in the transport department that morning.
- Mr. Bennet looked down at the hurried missive from his wife, which had awaited his arrival at Gracechurch Street.
- I had to make a hurried trip to the airport.
2(slapdash, careless)(work/scrawl) hecho deprisa(work/scrawl) hecho a las carreras informal
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