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(steeply, abruptly)(increase/fall/drop) bruscamente(bend) repentinamente(bend) de prontothey've moved sharply to the left — han dado un brusco giro a la izquierda
1.2(suddenly, swiftly)de repenterepentinamentehe turned sharply on his heel and walked out — giró en seco sobre sus talones y se marchó
- they moved sharply to counter this threat — actuaron inmediatamente para prevenirse contra esta amenaza
2.1(acutely)(aware/conscious) tremendamentea sharply developed sense of justice — un aguzado sentido de lo que es justo
- his wit is sharply perceptive — es de una percepción agudísima
2.2(clearly, starkly)(outlined/defined) claramente(defined/outlined) nítidamentetwo sharply contrasting styles — dos estilos en marcado contraste
3(harshly)(criticize/answer/speak) con dureza(criticize/speak/answer) con severidad(speak/criticize/answer) con acritud
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