In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary(giant)gigante masculine(organization) (before noun) gigantesco(enterprise) titánico
- She was in awe of the powerful old leviathan, and adjusted its controls with a naive reverence.
- Since a corporation's culture shapes the quality and range of its journalism, the danger in reducing ownership to a few leviathans seems clear.
- There is a palpable sense of the ghosts of ancient wars looking down grimly on a humbled leviathan.
- Over the past 43 years he has worked in the trenches at such corporate leviathans as IBM and Xerox, and in between he has found the time to be an entrepreneur, running 21 companies in 17 industries at one time or another.
- Even so, say the skeptics, it's hard to make a solid business case for these leviathans.
- The typical person lacks the resources, knowledge, and skills to take on the local leviathan that our local governments have become.
2also LeviathanBibleleviatán masculine
- The movie goes a little overboard with its repeated use of Plato's discussion of Atlantis, but makes up for it with the more obscure reference to the biblical leviathan.
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