In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(strictness, harshness)severidad femininethe severity of the winter — el rigor / la severidad del invierno
- Magistrates told Lawrence that the severity of the offences could warrant a custodial term.
- After two or three days of illness, pains of extraordinary severity develop.
- The severity and frequency of weather conditions were to blame for the financial situation.
- But his severity made him unpopular with the boys and he was passed over for promotion.
- Other measures will have to be used depending on the severity and type of problem.
2.1feminine gravedadfeminine intensidad
2.2(of test, examination)lo difícil
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