In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tension/suspense) angustioso(contest/finish/wait) lleno de tensión
- ‘It was clear to our operators at the works that fans dare not leave their seats as the final came to nail-biting climax,’ the spokesman added.
- Dorking will have to endure a nail-biting final game of the season.
- As they advance through the playoffs, the basketball staff looks forward to a nail-biting final between the two teams.
- The upshot is a scene of hilarious, nail-biting tension.
- The plucky youngster, who is battling cancer of the spine, was delighted to be allowed home from hospital in time to watch the nail-biting final on television.
- They had to endure almost constant second half pressure, wasting countless opportunities to ease the nail-biting tension and, quite frankly, inviting trouble.
- Months of anxious waiting and nail-biting tension came to an end this week for more than 2000 local students who were anxiously awaiting the big occasion.
- No jostling for the lead, no mid-race tension, no nail-biting finish.
- The mixed triples final proved almost as nail-biting.
- If it is good old-fashioned, nail-biting, tension gripped, nerve jangling action you are looking for, then tune in to the weekly Championship episode.
- And, of course, it means relinquishing power in due course - but going gently into that good night, rather than after some final, nail-biting showdown.
- The quarter and semi-finals will then be held in London and will culminate in the nail-biting national final.
- We expect plenty of nail-biting tension but lots of good humour and grace under fire as well.
- Then throw in a nail-biting final against a team from Switzerland, a country best known for making chocolate and cuckoo clocks, and the result is a moment of pure British sporting glory.
- First the public vote to save one of the three - then it is up to the rest of the students to choose between the remaining two in a nail-biting final vote.
- A nail-biting final ten minutes saw both tiring sides slugging it out in the middle of the pitch for supremacy.
- But actual nail-biting tension is something of a lost art among the newest members of Hollywood's hacks.
- After weeks of gruelling auditions and nail-biting tension, millions of fans tuned in on Saturday night as the final 10 boys and 10 girls were announced.
- The climax, with all its moments of high drama and nail-biting tension, is classic adventure story stuff.
- The final quarter was a real nail-biting affair.
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