In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not wealthy)pobreI'm really poor at the moment — ando / estoy de lo más pobre
- materially rich but spiritually poor — rico en dinero pero pobre de espíritu
- sparkling wine is the poor man's champagne — el vino espumoso es el champán de los pobres
- the standard model is a poor relation of the coupé — el modelo estándar es el pariente pobre del cupé
- She lives in housing for poor seniors and cannot afford to repair her own vehicle, which she says broke down four years ago.
- In this way it hopes to boost living standards across a broad swathe of poor rural society.
- The nun wrote that she had been fearful of having to live among the poor, but that Christ reminded her that she had always said He could do with her as He pleased.
- It is unrealistic to ask rich students to love the spirit of poverty and live as the poor.
- Perhaps the poor, who live in adobe houses, ran amok with automatic dishwashers.
- The purpose and character of the festival We Are One Family is to unite orphans who have been living in poor conditions.
- For a society slow and too poor to discard the traditional facade, the sharks set a calculatedly reassuring trap.
- Until the beginning of the 20th century, Bavaria was a mostly agrarian society and a poor one at that.
- The same illustration with the boy can also be translated into our global society where we have poor and wealthy nations.
- In our developing, but poor and deprived, society it is the task of the government to provide the means of education.
- Tarleton says he lives poor for political reasons: he doesn't pay income tax.
- Today the national society serves the poor with its free soup kitchens and numerous forms of humanitarian relief.
- Whether the black poor live or die seems to merit only haughty disinterest and indifference.
- For six years he lived among the poor along the Code River in Yogyakarta, and built a Community Centre for them.
- You ask me why we cannot spend all our money to feed the poor and make them live a better life instead of going for Hajj.
- After retirement, he is still serving the society, especially the poor.
- The essays are written by women who either grew up poor or are currently living in poverty.
- Narayana is a poor radio mechanic who lives in Vittal, Karnataka, and has a four-member family.
- Without a well-educated populace we are a poor and intellectually bankrupt society.
- The reforms would widen the gap between rich and poor, creating a society of haves and have-nots.
- Excuse me, but wouldn't that involve transferring wealth from rich individuals and societies to the poor?
2(unsatisfactory)(harvest) pobre(harvest) escaso(quality/diet) malo(imitation) burdopoor in vitamins — pobre en vitaminas
- the acting was poor — la interpretación fue pobre
- her vocabulary is very poor for a child of six — tiene un vocabulario muy pobre para una niña de seis años
- my essay was graded 'poor' — me pusieron 'insuficiente' en el trabajo
- she has a poor grasp of grammar — sus conocimientos de gramática no son buenos
- she's a poor golfer — es una jugadora de golf bastante floja / mala
- theory is a poor substitute for experience — la teoría no puede reemplazar a la experiencia
- you're setting a very poor example for the others — les estás dando muy mal ejemplo a los demás
- a remark/joke in poor taste — un comentario/chiste de mal gusto
- she's in very poor health — está muy delicada / muy mal de salud
- the weather has been poor all week — ha hecho mal tiempo toda la semana
- her father took a poor view of the relationship — su padre no veía la relación con buenos ojos
- Generally I think the police service is pretty poor at disseminating good practice.
- Hall is a lifelong resident of the valley, where poor air quality is second only to that of Los Angeles.
- The council has been rated ‘fair’ the middle ranking on a scale that ranges from poor at one end to excellent on the other.
- The quality of the Parke Group Water Scheme is very poor at present and should not be used until further notices.
- The generally poor and occasionally atrocious quality of the writing doesn't help.
- In a poor quality second half, the home side added another two goals.
- Even if the football is usually secondary, and poor quality.
- Property services, which were poor at the last inspection have improved little and remain unsatisfactory.
- Thai motorists have a new ally in the fight against poor vehicle quality and shoddy after-sales service.
- Information dissemination and knowledge of law are poor at this level.
- But the Decatur plant is not the only facility cited for poor quality standards.
- Ignatius Street was a particular problem area with the quality of lighting very poor at each end of it.
- If only 10 people apply you have to take all comers - those who will be good, mediocre, and poor at the job.
- Smoking, poor diet quality and obesity are all clear markers of social disadvantage and a lack of education.
- The instruments trudge along at a snail's pace and the recording quality is poor at best.
- Kitchens received were faulty or poor quality with damaged parts.
- Conditions were poor at the turn of the century and employment was at a low ebb.
- Bedfordshire was rated weak by Government inspectors last year and poor at its previous inspection.
- Like Victor Agarwel, I am inclined to think councils are very poor at thinking all the issues through.
- A local police official blamed shoddy construction and the poor quality of the cement.
3(unfortunate)pobrepoor old Charles got soaked — el pobre Charles se empapó
- the poor thing hadn't slept in two days — el pobrecito / el pobre llevaba dos días sin dormir
- you poor thing! — ¡pobrecito!
- she's lost it, poor thing — lo ha perdido, la pobre
- I have the greatest sympathy for this poor woman in her tragic loss, but just think about it!
- We have no shows of sympathy for the poor man trying to fit everything into 24 hours.
- She pitied the poor scientist who'd caught the major part of his wrath.
- Pity the poor guy who had to cut all the peats to keep that warm in the winter.
- I pitied the poor fellow, he was so deeply in earnest; but all the same I could not help laughing.
- In spite of his less than friendly attitude toward the man, Carson couldn't help feeling some sympathy for the poor guy.
- What did this poor woman do to deserve a child like Geoff?
- And I pity the poor judge who's going to have to explain those words to a jury.
- The aging process had clearly not taken any pity on poor Judge Wykk at all.
- Should Munster lose, pity the poor man who moved the game to the capital purely for financial reasons.
- I saw it's running until March next year and I pity the poor staff.
- Pity the poor child who makes any kind of a drawing that has anything to do with firearms.
- Then lunchtimes: pity the poor teachers who had class last thing before lunch on a Friday.
- Pity those poor residents who put up with those conditions on a daily basis!
- James knew very well what Ben wanted to test, and once again he felt a stab of pity for the poor girl.
- And I couldn't help but pity the poor chap who finds himself grappling with one of these after a night out on the sauce with his hot date.
- Pity poor Kenneth Welsh, with the weaselly demeanor only a mother could love.
- The manager instantly began to pity the poor man, but not too much and walked away.
- I mean, I just pity poor William, what the hell that man is going to face as he comes in to open life.
- Pity the poor man born in Glasgow's Shettleston, for example, who is not expected to make 65.
1the poor — los pobres
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