In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pesadilla feminine(vision/journey/situation) (before noun) pesadillesco(journey/vision/situation) (before noun) de pesadillato have nightmares — tener pesadillas
- the trip/interview was a nightmare — la excursión/entrevista fue una pesadilla
- Though I did primary school teaching I forgot what a nightmare these tests are for parents.
- Being in a plane doesn't bother me a bit, but being in a crawlspace is my worst nightmare.
- The twentieth century was scarred by the nightmare of Hitler's dream for the Aryan race.
- You see if I don't get better quickly he will have to face his worst nightmare.
- We take a simple consumption tax and turn it into a complicated nightmare.
- If your dialog box gets at all complicated, it can lead to a maintenance nightmare.
- Before I could do anything else, my worst nightmare happened, right before my eyes.
- And yesterday came confirmation that their worst nightmare had been realised.
- To act as if it's no big deal is to ignore the organizational nightmare involved in creating a large-scale event such as this.
- It is Danny's worst nightmare: the encounter his fear had tried so hard to warn him about.
- At one stage the traffic in all directions came to a complete standstill which is our worst nightmare.
- For many it can be a communications nightmare on top of an already challenging situation.
- Outdated non-computerised files will lead to compliance nightmares.
- But he has avoided his own worst nightmare, which is that of missing life entirely.
- It was hard enough for the print media to deal with, and a nightmare for radio.
- Brad was my ex-boyfriend and the worst nightmare I have ever had to deal with.
- A few hours later, after having been dragged out of the hotel at gunpoint, my worst nightmare had come true.
- Also, we are able to utilise him straight away to prevent simple situations from developing into nightmares.
- So for somebody to be alleging that he abuses kids, that's got to be his worst nightmare.
- He was every kid's worst nightmare for an uncle so feel sorry for Elissa - he was her uncle.
- Keeping up and dealing with the latest toy crazes can be a nightmare.
- The whole world thinking that he is a pathetic loser is pretty much his worst nightmare.
- I gulped as I gently set the phone back into the cradle and turn to face my worst nightmare.
- Class sizes rose and clashing tests made drawing up an examination timetable a nightmare.
- It was simply asked that she account for her actions at a public inquiry and the situation turned into a nightmare.
- In denying him his right to be buried in Jerusalem, the Israelis have created their worst nightmare.
- However, when a woman gives birth her worst nightmare would be to have her child kidnapped from her.
- His worst nightmare came true the day before when he spotted some of his sheep frothing at the mouth.
- It's your worst nightmare getting turned over in one of these games but maybe it'll make one or two of our guys sit and think a little bit.
- Such duplication of effort was not only a waste of resources but also a potential nightmare for those waiting on the test results.
- You know this is a Mother and Wife's worst nightmare ever, and both nightmares came to life in one single day.
- We are so concerned because if we don t get approval it will be a nightmare over the next five years.
- When I looked down at the bottom of the cliff it was my worst nightmare.
- That situation could have been a nightmare, but his mum views us both as surrogate daughters and is very easy to get along with.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.