In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(inept)(speaker/leader/teacher) incompetente(speaker/leader/teacher) inepto(work) deficiente(attempt) ineficaz
- The system was supposed to have been finished a week ago… yet, as always, her incompetent assistants had let her down.
- But to go back to work; suddenly, I AM that useless incompetent know-nothing manager whose presence in a position of authority bewilders everyone.
- Not necessarily incompetent, they are opportunists who seize the chance to make lots of money for doing relatively little work.
- Quarrels over succession, corrupt and incompetent administration, and revolts accelerated disintegration.
- They were severely lambasted for being so inept and so incompetent.
- Consequently he was incompetent, cognitively incapable of envisioning change and probably dangerous.
- With the ball in hand they were ambitious and expansive. And clumsy, incompetent and inadequate.
- With close on 360000 inexperienced and incompetent drivers in circulation, is it any wonder that the accident rate is so alarming?
- Bullies latch on to any kind of weakness - but that doesn't mean the person being bullied is incompetent or incapable.
- This crew appears to be so power-hungry, and so incompetent in carrying out their radical programs, that only disaster will result if they gain a second term.
- In a large number of life's most basic practical skills, I am quite staggeringly, hopelessly incompetent.
- I may have said there are people here who are incompetent and unprofessional.
- But yesterday Mr Roberts admitted unprofessional and incompetent conduct.
- These apologies can be interpreted as excuses for people being incompetent, unqualified, dumb, disorganised, and unreliable.
- She would even settle for her incompetent assistants at this point.
- After that date firms would have to prove beyond doubt that older workers were incompetent or incapable of doing their jobs if they wanted to pension them off.
- The point is not to say that planners are necessary corrupt or incompetent; but simply that they cannot fail to see things from the point of view of how they, personally, may be affected by their own decisions.
- I am simply too incompetent, too inexperienced and too unfit to be let anywhere near anything you can fall off.
- On the grounds of weeding out incompetent and unqualified staff, every teacher in the city was dismissed by the municipal authorities and ordered to reapply for their positions.
- The problem is that we have had a succession of absolutely incompetent Ministers of Correction.
(disqualified)incapazto be incompetent to + inf — no tener capacidad para + inf
- There was the first, the default that you are complaining of; then there was the section of the Evidence Act; and then there was incompetent advocacy.
- The head of state must be a Muslim, and non-Muslims are incompetent to testify against Muslims.
- In a letter the procurator fiscal raised no objection to this, but in court the Crown argued, and the sheriff accepted, that the motion was incompetent.
- If that proves to be the case, input from psychologists will become even more important in determining how the law treats defendants deemed incompetent to stand trial.
- I am horrified that thousands of pounds of taxpayer's money is being spent employing solicitors and barristers who are incompetent.
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