In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(calculated)(irony/slight) intencionado(irony/slight) deliberado
- The men started to drive off with their intended victim but she scratched the face of one of her attackers and escaped.
- Since the shots aren't taken from the intended perspective, the people in them appear to be holding unseen objects in the air.
- The numbers for intended suicides and incidents of self-harm are much higher.
- I wonder if the intended comedy is supposed to be in trying figure out if she's aware of what's going on.
- They are luring their intended victims into a false sense of security.
- All true and undisputed and worth remembering, Ted, but somewhat beside the intended point.
- The chairman missed a golden opportunity to reach his intended goal and the team failed to hit expected targets.
- While the movie has an obviously childlike feel, it's difficult to be sure of its intended audience.
- Gardaí believe the second victim was not an intended target and may have been shot accidentally.
- She is now extremely frail and the intended move is certain to have a detrimental effect on her physical and emotional well being.
- Is it due to the short attention span of her intended audience.
- By June there was a happy outcome to the intended baths closure.
- The intended use of the piece will determine the type of finish applied.
- Was it possible, I wondered, to change there and catch a connecting service to my intended destination?
- He praised the intended victim for her quick thinking and caution.
- Detectives are trying to establish who the intended victim was and believe he lives locally.
- The intended targets were military vehicles parked about half a mile away.
- The intended target is made clear by references to what to expect when entering Britain.
- It's not clear what the intended target actually was or who was behind the attack.
- Obviously the intended targets for these messages were their supposed supporters in the West.
2(sought)(response/effect) deseado(response/effect) buscadoit didn't reach the intended recipient — no llegó a quien iba dirigido
1my/your intended — mi/tu futuro informal
- That way you will be spared the house and still be able to introduce your folks to your intended.
- It may not be a sound you enjoy, but it surely has meaning for the male's intended!
- I have seen your intended involved in numerous situations that have repulsed me and that are too shocking for me to relate on paper.
- When a female moves into her intended's home, is she choosing the guy or his real estate?
- My sister and her intended have decided to make an amalgam of their two last names.
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