In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(barrier/river) infranqueable(road) intransitable
- In many cases that seems to be an impassable barrier.
- It is gated and has a high trellis fence all around with a barrier on top to make it impassable to cats from both inside and out.
- The beginning of the rainy season has made some roads impassable and the presence of militias make it dangerous to travel.
- Escape is almost impossible as the saturated mud sucks at the feet and impassable waterways are formed.
- The meeting heard the stepping stones across the river had become almost impassable in recent years and that a footbridge was the only sensible solution.
- But I bet she doesn't spin her son's decisions as an impassable ideological gulf and an affront to his mother.
- The very roads that permit us to travel may be impassable barriers to other species.
- We are not prepared for snow (though we should be) so airports shut down and ungritted roads become lethal or impassable.
- Tree limbs littered flooded roadways, some of which were impassable.
- For the secret of all Austrian music is that there is no impassable barrier between the music of the people and ‘culture’.
- A secondary school in Trowbridge was forced to close on Wednesday when flash floods left corridors impassable.
- There it will be crushed to form an aggregate base to repair a 6km section of track that has become deeply rutted and virtually impassable.
- Some of the roads remain impassable because they are covered with water.
- Gallipoli resembled a huge sandpit full of precipices, endless ravines and impassable ridges covered in thick scrub.
- Unfortunately, he could also see it was blocked off by an impassable steel grate.
- The fine weather helped to bring out the crowds and the street was almost impassable to traffic as people flocked the road and footpaths.
- I know my age has thrown up an impassable block in our road together.
- At Kew, there can be as little as three feet of water during low tide, while a high tide results in Hammersmith Bridge becoming almost impassable.
- The rarity of paragraphs and unbearably long sentences also add to this constraint; the page is an impassable, unending block.
- A few lived in adjoining counties and also were unable to travel due to flooded and impassable roads.
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