In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(likelihood)posibilidad feminineit's not beyond (the bounds of) possibility that it will come back — está dentro de lo posible que vuelva
- is there any possibility you could lend me the money? — ¿hay alguna posibilidad de que me prestes el dinero?
- that possibility had never occurred to me — no se me había ocurrido esa posibilidad
- There was no possibility of that site not contaminating the two streams and the harbour.
- In such a case there is no possibility of double jeopardy and no risk of double recovery.
- Be alert to the possibility of rare but potentially serious underlying causes.
- All serving members have considered the possibility of having someone shoot at them.
- I'm investigating the possibility of consolidating my debts into my mortgage.
- When women and men live in a society, the possibility of violations always exists.
- Within minutes, the plane bombed the front and rear of the convoy, sealing off the possibility of escape.
- There was always the possibility of getting shot if the clientele disapproved of the set list.
- In soccer and boxing there is also the possibility of brain damage due to repeated blows to the head.
- The Fenians always faced the possibility of being infiltrated by British spies.
- The radiation emitted is, as you say, miniscule - so small that there is no possibility of harm.
- At this stage his future is very much up in the air as is the possibility of him remaining a United player.
- This work is making the possibility of xenotransplants much closer than ever before.
- At the moment the possibility of feedback is low, though the potential already exists.
- But there was no possibility of that because racial subjugation was enforced by law.
- Because every time we did there was always the possibility of a major collision.
- I want to look in to the possibility of a rooftop garden on the roof of our apartment parking garage.
- Because of his actions, he knows there can be no possibility of reconciliation.
- It also had unconquered tribes with whom there was always the possibility of war.
- Try to find a quiet place that has no possibility of disturbance or interruption.
2(sth possible)posibilidad femininethat's always a possibility if you can't afford a new one — siempre queda esa posibilidad si no se puede comprar uno nuevo
- One might object that his account draws on the possibility of a merely possible world.
- Originally a garden, by then the site was home to a large shed that had the possibility of being converted into a house.
- Feeling remorse, there is always the possibility of applying the remedy to purify any wrong we have done.
- Then we talked about the possibility of Amy writing a book for us - many years before she actually did.
- Now I'm thinking about the possibility of spending a year volunteering abroad.
- Maybe they were celebrating the possibility of their recognition as equal.
- She had found a scratch-card which promised her the possibility of wealth beyond her tiny dreams.
- The question remains whether the possibility of any such system is dependent on the existence of language.
- I mean as well as the possibility of failure, there's also the chance of success that is just as heart racing.
- Who can turn down the possibility of winning £1000 for what they do everyday anyway?
- You know how we've always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the bomb.
- The two men discussed the possibility of staging a 1980s music show in Wiltshire.
- There was always the possibility of a change in personal or family fortune.
- There may be risks in some forms of exchange, but the possibility of exchange is always present.
- It transcends reality and opens up, for a moment, the possibility of a better life.
- It was there he discovered the possibility of using steel as a sculptural medium.
- Of course, students always have the possibility of getting a student bank account.
- It was a hope I was holding onto, because the possibility of success was so attractive.
- There is always a possibility of unfairness and if a mistake is made nothing can be done about it.
- Accepting what you have and enjoying it, but always being open to the possibility of something better.
3possibilities pl(potential)posibilidadespotencial masculine
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