In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(evident, clear)(solution/answer) obvio(solution/answer) lógico(difference/implication/advantage) obvio(difference/implication/advantage) clarohis disappointment was obvious — su decepción era evidente / palpable
- we've made a big mistake — that's obvious or that much is obvious — hemos cometido un gran error — eso está claro / es obvio
- the obvious thing to do is … — no cabe duda de que lo que hay que hacer es …
- if there is a connection, it's not at all obvious to me — si es que hay alguna relación, yo no la veo nada clara
- it was perfectly obvious that she was lying — estaba clarísimo que mentía
- it was obvious to anyone that it was too heavy — cualquiera se hubiera dado cuenta de que pesaba demasiado
- it was obvious to us that something was wrong — nos dábamos perfecta cuenta / nos resultaba obvio que algo iba mal
- it's by no means obvious who'll succeed her — no está nada claro quién tomará su puesto
- it's obvious the thieves got in through the window — está claro que los ladrones entraron por la ventana
- they made it very obvious (that) they hadn't enjoyed the party — hicieron muy patente el hecho que no les había gustado la fiesta
- His posthumous political importance is obvious to any observer of the Indian scene.
- The Gaffer's part in it all is a bit less obvious, though.
- The shortage of railway capacity becomes most obvious during the Spring Festival.
- The incremental changes, if any, will be more obvious in retrospect.
- Compulsions are obvious to an observer and can cause considerable shame and embarrassment.
- When you look at these two options in this light, doesn't the answer seem glaringly obvious?
- And that, for fairly obvious reasons, was almost entirely coming from the sea.
- In the end, after a couple of weeks the answer was blindingly obvious.
- The sets and costumes are great but all these aesthetics were obvious from the beginning.
- All have been glaringly obvious for years, but has Davies done anything about any of them?
- Even then, there are hints of Derek's darkness that are only obvious in retrospect.
- By the end of the eighteenth century the damage was obvious to many observers.
- I think this will appear obvious to the audience.
- The Great Bars are dying because of fear and bad science, but the solutions seem pretty obvious.
- And now, after a week, it's become pretty obvious the someone is going to be me.
- He'd seemed astounded, but poor Ryan had been making himself painfully obvious.
- But the ultimate solution was not obvious at the time.
- As was obvious from the outset, the treaty obligation is proving unenforceable.
- Okay, so there was the closet, but that was a bit too obvious.
- The most obvious reason for this condition is that the Europeans insist on it.
2(unmistakable)it's an obvious lie/copy — es una burda mentira/copia
- she's the obvious candidate for the job — es la candidata indiscutible / obvia para el puesto
- he has no obvious successor — no tiene un sucesor claro / ningún sucesor aparente
- The casting somehow manages to be terribly clever and terribly obvious at the same time.
- Even those who like their comedy gently done are likely to find this too flimsy and obvious.
- He had made it painfully obvious that she no longer belonged in his world.
3(unsubtle)it was such an obvious ploy — el ardid era tan evidente / obvio
- try to hear what they are saying, but don't be too obvious about it — trata de oír lo que dicen, pero con disimulo
1to say we're alarmed would be stating the obvious — de más está decir / huelga decir que estamos alarmados
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