In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1we are completely powerless — no podemos hacer nada en absoluto
- I felt completely powerless — me sentí totalmente impotente
- they were powerless to prevent the violence — no pudieron hacer nada para impedir la violencia
- This is set to take place on December 19 and the board seems powerless to stop it.
- Many residents, who have had all their tyres slashed, say police seem powerless to stop it.
- They kept floating upwards and at first, even with my weight belt on, I was powerless to stop them.
- They are laughing because, like us, they are powerless to dream up anything better to do.
- British politicians think that we are powerless to resist the temptations of convenience food.
- I could hear myself snapping at my daughter and bullying my husband but I was powerless to stop.
- He feels helpless and powerless to do anything to change things for the better.
- They probably want to force their own ideas on a general public that is deemed powerless to stop them.
- League clubs appear powerless to stop their top stars leaving, but a decade ago, the boot was on the other foot.
- Many communities, especially those near schools, feel powerless to stop the march of the masts.
- He knew what was going to happen next, and the worse thing was, he was powerless to stop it.
- But the police said they were powerless to deal with them if they hadn't committed a crime.
- The Government can control some areas of policy and are powerless to control others.
- If the developers decide to put the road on part of the track bed then the town council will be powerless to stop them.
- These could be extremely damaging to local economies, which felt powerless to influence them.
- Hundreds of people were kept awake in their beds by an all-night party because police were powerless to act.
- Many don't even know there's a code of ethics, or if they do, feel powerless to enforce it.
- They do and we are powerless to stop it, like brittle ships fighting against waves during a storm.
- This gradually ebbed as they seemed powerless to prevent their opponents decamping in their half.
- I had my every move recorded and felt powerless to stop the intimidation.
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