In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(report/news) espeluznante(news/report) horrible(news/report) horroroso
- It was certainly a piece of shocking news in the business arena.
- A recent Amnesty survey presented even more shocking statistics.
- So I was subjected to a barrage of enquiries which included ‘What is the most shocking news you've ever heard?’
- Last week Germany announced truly shocking unemployment figures.
- They were in fear for his safety after watching television news reports showing the shocking effects of the floods in Mozambique - the worst for 40 years.
- Schools cannot continue to turn a blind eye in light of these new shocking statistics.
- But he's only just made the shocking revelation that he's gay.
- But when I heard about the shocking news of Elizabeth's passing, I felt compelled to say a few words in her honor.
- Then I saw the news ticker with the shocking news.
- What makes this story truly shocking is that it comes as no surprise to the medical profession.
- In files that have already been opened, some shocking discoveries have been made.
- Three Sunday tabloids today make separate and equally shocking claims.
- I am delighted that they will hear the shocking news - and this will be the first time they hear it, if they have not caught up with the news already - that another levy is coming their way.
- And a Missouri family got a shocking surprise when they moved into their apartment.
- With this shocking admission, our news team realized that the problem of fraudulent grading ran deeper than we had feared.
- Waking up to the shocking news, however, most ended up staying home.
- Of course, faced with this shocking news, congress is off to make sure that something is done right away!
- It's a shocking indictment that 40 per cent of our remaining local ecosystems are at risk of extinction.
- But people were upset at the shocking scenes of dead people and at the timing of the programme.
- Michela recovered but only to find out more shocking news.
2(weather/cough) espantoso(cough/weather) horribleshe looked shocking — estaba espantosa
- And then he committed a shocking foul on the goalkeeper.
3(language/behavior) escandaloso(behavior/language) vergonzosoit's shocking, the prices they charge — es un escándalo / es escandaloso lo que cobran
- This book is scandalous not because of shocking exposés, but rather because of its very publication.
- Tournament officials conceded that the event could be cancelled entirely in the aftermath of the shocking atrocities that have sent shock waves across the world.
- The result has been a mishmash that is neither shocking nor revolting or entertaining.
- Here's the seller's final update explaining the real reason for his shocking behaviour.
- We just had to deal with such a shocking, disgusting situation.
- The offensive and shocking new program is a show for blokes about being a bloke and doing blokey things.
- Fifteen years ago, the thought of cameras everywhere was shocking and abhorrent.
- I can't remember who brought it up, probably me, being the sucker for punishment that I am, but we spoke about the other weekend, and my shocking behaviour therein.
- There is some really shocking and disgusting stuff in this book.
- That must start in school by backing teachers who take a stand against drink and drugs and the shocking behaviour of a minority.
- Judging from the response of our viewers, they found it shocking.
- Is this latest debacle so very shocking or appalling?
- The ignorance towards the HIV issue in India that she exposes is both shocking and disturbing.
- I found the ending to be both shocking and disturbing.
- And it is very shocking, but it's also hilarious in some sense.
- Such shocking behavior is unheard of in a Japanese classroom.
- Slowly gathering up all her baggage, Mercedes muttered incoherently a number of rather shocking French curses.
- The drama has been heavily trailered on the main channels, focusing on the shocking behaviour of one of the younger detectives, but there is more to it than that.
- The shocking scandal about corruption at the customs was rekindled two months ago, yet nobody from the contract's opposition had ever said a word.
- The corruption scandal has been deeply shocking many ordinary party members.
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