In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(character/person) codicioso(person/character) avaricioso(character/person) rapaz(greed/appetite) voraz(gaze) ávido(gaze) rapaz
- From Seattle to Phnom Penh, protesters are fighting the incursion of supposedly rapacious multinational corporations.
- He drew the link between control over society's resources by a small wealthy elite and this rapacious policy.
- Our lack of a bill of rights makes it extremely difficult for judges to protect our freedoms from a rapacious government intent on destroying them.
- When he carried out a train robbery, he claimed he was defending the small farmer against rapacious railroad magnates.
- Janofsky alludes to federally mandated spending and to rapacious tax cutting by the states.
- While I do not condone some of the more rapacious acts of Australian companies, I am not so sanguine about local small scale operators either.
- I've always thought of Sydney as ravenous, rapacious and ruthless.
- Even predictable repetitions of the same deception fail to open the eyes of the people to see through the façade of rapacious and false religiosity.
- The problems of corporate governance are about much more than rapacious egotism.
- He ignores the fact that workers need the full freedom to organise to defend themselves against the rapacious greed of their employers.
- Now there are rapacious landlords getting paid by the city to house homeless families.
- But this socialist market is just as rapacious as any other.
- It is quite breathtaking to realise quite how rapacious the industry is and how conceited and vapid are its practitioners.
- Instead of spurning these rapacious advances, local authorities were demanding a permanent share of the profits.
- The John Leslie case exposes the media at its sleaziest and most rapacious.
- Where this leaves the more rapacious companies remains to be seen.
- The economy is collapsing, because of international policies, which are rapacious and stupid.
- They were revealed instead as rapacious asset-strippers.
- The rapacious company bullied and bought its way into poorer countries by making false promises of cheap fuel supplies.
- Within them, stories unfold about gangsters, unsuccessful cowboys and rapacious music producers.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.