In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(task/request/job) imposibleshe's making impossible demands on you — te está exigiendo lo imposible
- it's impossible for him/us/me to arrive by noon — le/nos/me es imposible llegar a mediodía
- it's impossible for two people to use the machine at the same time — es imposible que dos personas utilicen la máquina al mismo tiempo
- She also can only pick things up with her right hand and everyday tasks such as opening a bottle are impossible.
- We'll only give in when it becomes mathematically impossible to catch them.
- He points out that in Bangalore, it is well-nigh impossible to get a hotel room.
- While canvassing, it's impossible to tell which way people will vote.
- The entire programme was based around the index, so it appeared to be an impossible situation.
- Those of you in that impossible situation have all my empathy, and best wishes for a happy resolution.
- Even tasks I have done a million times alone become impossible feats when others are watching.
- Not being nervous is, of course, probably impossible under the circumstances.
- To determine their views is a difficult task, no doubt, but not entirely impossible.
- Synthesising all of the various glycoforms in the laboratory would be an almost impossible task.
- Drug use has become so widespread and accepted that it is impossible to enforce existing laws.
- For this reason a refund was impossible, a situation which we regard as very unfair.
- It is impossible to know what the real situation is, so we assume the worst.
- An impossible dream, I told myself, but it was what I wanted.
- She told a newspaper how even simple tasks like buying a pint of milk have become impossible for her.
- Within a few years making such a film became difficult: it would be impossible today.
- That wrong knowing of the nature of the world puts us in an impossible situation.
- I wanted to be sympathetic to their experience, but found it impossible.
- He added it would put people from Pool in an impossible situation.
- Could he have pulled off the seemingly impossible feat of winning a fourth consecutive Gold Cup?
- Evidently it was difficult but not impossible to achieve the rank of officer.
- The situation is impossible, but my love for the country is too great for me to leave.
- Representing such a lifetime's work on a single disc is a near impossible task.
- Insufficient archaeological evidence makes it impossible at the moment to answer any of these questions with confidence.
- She told me that what I was suggesting was physically impossible to achieve.
- Clergy and parents are being put through impossible situations each and every year.
- For some people such a situation might be unacceptable or even an impossible state of affairs.
2(intolerable)(position/situation) intolerableto make life impossible for sb — hacerle la vida imposible a algn
3(child/person) tremendo(child/person) increíble
- He was confusing enough when he was alive but now, when he's dead, he's impossible.
1to ask/do/attempt the impossible — pedir/hacer/intentar lo imposible
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