In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(devastating)(loss/blow) tremendo(loss/blow) terrible(defeat) aplastante(experience) demoledor(experience) terrible
- There may come to us some shattering calamity or dreadful disappointment or some moral failure.
- The one thing I certainly wasn't prepared for was the shattering news that I was in perfect health.
- We should roll the credits right now on this desensitised approach to the important responsibility of appropriate timing by Hollywood towards such shattering world events.
- But her success came despite a shattering letter from the Home Office the day before she sat two Maths exams at Thomas Rotherham College in South Yorkshire.
- He and his wife had suffered a shattering blow when their only daughter died in the crash of a small plane.
- It is a depiction of shattering, chronic, inescapable pain and suffering that refuses to slide into self-pity.
- However, the contender did manage some shattering attacks of his own.
- Rather predictably, the adoption of a much more rhetorically republican tone by the Irish government produced a shattering blow to such hopes.
- A woman who claims she was abused as a child in a council-run care home, has come forward after reading the shattering accounts of others reported in the Yorkshire Post.
- This shattering statistic crashed into Downing Street, where brows were being mopped and arrangements stood down.
- We will win victories we cannot now imagine, and live through shattering defeats.
- I received some shattering news: My story was rejected.
- I can only begin to imagine the shattering impact of the killing on local people.
- At this stage in their development, the camera focuses on the parents' reaction to the shattering news.
- Some describe the knowledge of having to undergo an amputation as the most shattering moment in their lives while others disclose having privately contemplated suicide.
- It proved a shattering wake-up call.
- They need to bounce back from the shattering blow of defeat at the weekend at Hull City.
- And there really ought not to be a dry eye in the theatre by the time it reaches its shattering conclusion.
- In attempting to find a grain of good in such shattering events, Virgo maintains that " lots of things that happen off the field make you stronger on it ".
- The disaster also deals a shattering blow to the railway industry as a whole.
2British informal(exhausting)agotadormortal informal
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