In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to take a nosedive — descender / bajar en picada
- prices took a nosedive yesterday — ayer los precios cayeron en picado
- LTS thrust his throttle forward, sending him into a nosedive.
- The plane took an immediate nosedive, and managed to hit another plane below it while it was heading towards a one-way-meeting with the ground.
- It was in a nosedive, heading right towards them.
- I could not believe we were in a straight nosedive!
- I suddenly felt the plane go completely downwards, into a nosedive.
- As the plane, which has a padded interior, plummets towards earth Darren will experience the thrill of weightlessness, then huge G-forces as the plane pulls out of its nosedive.
- Krys shut her weapons down, returning light to the cockpit, and sent the hypership into a nosedive.
- I had to pull back hard on the stick as my wounded victory drops into a steep nosedive.
- Ramirez flung the gargantuan vessel into a steep nosedive.
- He said everything seemed normal on the landing approach until suddenly the movement changed and the helicopter went into a nosedive.
- The Renegade plummeted into the atmosphere in a steep nosedive.
- Witnesses said the plane was swaying from side to side after it had taken off, and it then went into a nosedive.
- For no clear reason, the handbrake is a lever of the kind that copiously sweating pilots in films use to bring their planes out of nosedives.
- The Soujumah airship took a nosedive, and crashed into the ground, driving a muddy trench into the earth.
1Aviation(plane/pilot) descender en picada(plane/pilot) bajar en picada(plane/pilot) descender en picado Spain(pilot/plane) bajar en picado Spain
- I nosedived from about an altitude of 3,000 meters and practically a 60-degree angle.
- The airliner nosedived into Rockaway, about five miles from the airport, just after 9am.
- There were no survivors aboard the plane, which was carrying 260 people from New York to the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean when it nosedived less than 10 miles from the airport.
- The pilot appeared to fight for control before the little plane nosedived to the ground with a resounding crash on a hill near today's Western Institute of Technology.
- Ray began to nosedive, heading right for the ground below.
- Radio communications between the shuttle commander and mission control fell largely silent as the shuttle nosedived toward the Mojave Desert landing strip.
- For a split second, ugly scenes try to squeeze into my brain: planes nosediving, twirling, horrific screeching, explosions on impact.
2(drop sharply)(prices) caer en picada(prices) caer en picado Spain(prices) dar un bajón informal(reputation/popularity) sufrir un bajón
- But he came unstuck with the Kobe earthquake in mid-January, which killed more than 5,000 people, wrecked one of Japan's major commercial cities, and sent Japanese share prices nosediving.
- Customers stood to lose a large proportion of their capital because the value of the 30 companies plunged as the stock market nosedived.
- Unemployment nosedived, the economy hummed along and millions of people were lifted out of poverty.
- If you put all your cash into one share and it nosedives, you are in trouble.
- In the last six months alone, the companies have seen their values collapse by 34% as global share prices have nosedived.
- Its share price nosedived from 23c to an all-time low of 4c and it lost the services of two group finance directors.
- Many committed contractors complain that rates have nosedived.
- Predictions that property prices are set to nosedive and warnings from the Central Bank do not appear to be deterring first-time buyers around the country.
- Furthermore, if the housing market starts to nosedive and mortgage lending slows, new business growth at both firms could dry up, especially when property investors start to get burned.
- In August, it sold £7.4 billion worth of European government bonds and then, after prices had nosedived on the back of the huge sale, bought a portion back at a profit.
- Enron turned out to be the first of a wave of similar accounting fraud cases which shattered investor confidence and sent stock markets nosediving downwards last year.
- Church leaders in Malmesbury have united in opposing the return of a Sunday market because they fear congregation numbers will nosedive.
- Green obtained planning permission from Fingal county council for phase one of the project but the out-of-town office market nosedived shortly afterwards.
- The global supply chain was taken by surprise and high-tech shares in New York nosedived as a result.
- My bodyweight will start to nosedive if I don't watch it those last couple of weeks.
- Corn prices nosedived because of an expected mass livestock slaughter programme in Europe.
- It's been 17 months since the stock market nosedived in April 2000.
- Individual technology stocks can nosedive up to 70 per cent in a bad week as we saw in the stockmarket meltdown that occurred in March.
- The economy has nosedived since he took power in April, though he has hardly begun the dolorous restructuring he promised.
- His average nosedived because of a sore back that caused him to change the mechanics of his swing.
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