In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(impenetrable)(rock/material) impermeable(rock/material) no poroso
- In other words, it's not impervious to moisture but it will get you through an afternoon cloudburst.
- This impervious drape allows a 3-sq inch opening at the femoral site and covers the patient from head to toe.
- The coatings are weldable and impervious to automotive and hydraulic fluids.
2(unaffected)to be impervious to sth — ser impermeable / inmune a algo
- he's impervious to reason — no se le puede hacer entrar en razón
- It's utterly funny to observe how many people will see one person standing, and then become utterly impervious to the empty seats, and also stand.
- It cannot be a good sign that the filmmakers are largely impervious to the insecurity and suffering of wide layers of the population.
- It is impervious to the growth issue and always has been.
- The administration seems indifferent to data, impervious to competing viewpoints and ideas.
- Our council seem impervious to criticism and oblivious to basic common sense.
- Young and oddly confident, they are blind to their deficiencies and impervious to the daunting odds stacked against them.
- The prejudice is so complete it is impervious to reason.
- Over the last couple of years, he had become impervious to the disrespect and ignorance of his classmates.
- True, they get pretty chilly if the fire goes out, but wrapped in a double duvet and lying on your own personal sheepskin, you'll be impervious to the cold.
- Ultimately, the child loses self-esteem, leaving an impression to the outside world that he is impervious to rehabilitation.
- They seem impervious to everything, even poison.
- While the Savoy remains one of the more traditional tearooms in London, even this traditional establishment is not impervious to modernisation.
- He was not entirely impervious to new evidence, however.
- Male attire is impervious to fashion because it is indifferent to sexual display or allure: it need not follow shifting erogenous zones.
- Second, commerce is impervious to modern political boundaries.
- When did we begin to allow, let alone forgive, let alone encourage work that is so rhetorical, so impervious to public engagement?
- It seems obvious to them and impervious to more complicated arguments.
- My heart goes out to particular moments and people, both recent and distant, and holds on for dear life, impervious to happiness or unhappiness.
- Yet from our plane window, we can see idyllic seaside villages seemingly impervious to the devastation that has swept the region.
- His calculations are based on ideas that do not necessarily correspond to reality and are often impervious to outside influences.
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