In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(water) estancado(pool) de agua estancada
- Plants can't breathe if their roots are immersed in stagnant water.
- The bottom waters of these lagoons were probably stagnant and provided an environment hostile to life.
- Wade had a large clay pot with a big chip in the top in which he kept stagnant water, weeds, and any bugs that intrigued him.
- Her matted hair billowed out a bit as the stagnant unimaginably foul smelling air started to flow past them.
- The smell of stagnant, rotting waters hung so thickly that the air was nearly unbreathable.
- The abyss was stagnant, a body of water under massive pressure, barely warmer than freezing and utterly without light.
- The hot weather has been the main contributor to the rise in cases of wildlife being killed by botulism, which thrives in stagnant, warm water.
- Meat is sold from stalls on the side of stagnant puddles and children play in groups around the dirty water.
- During the floods, Mr Rushworth saw his cellar fill with ten feet of stagnant flood water.
- The took a compass bearing for the direction of the croaking and eventually reached stagnant, muddy pools, thick with a scum of dead insects.
- We walked for an hour and a half or so, well beyond the limits of the town to the point where the road and pavement came to an undignified end by a stony beach and a hollow of stagnant water.
- The river flows toward the east, and wherever it enters stagnant waters, they are made fresh.
- This passage was constructed primarily to solve the problem of strong odours from stagnant water and sewage in the inner harbour.
- If your water has been stagnant for some time, treat it before you drink it.
- The streets were still a bit damp and there were stagnant pools of water at many places.
- It looks like fun, but the water here is stagnant and contaminated with raw sewage.
- Although soybean is injured in flooded fields, it can thrive in stagnant, oxygen-deficient water in the glasshouse.
- The wells were not drained and the ditches were filled with stagnant water.
- Algae, that green stuff in stagnant water, produces huge quantities of oxygen.
- According to experts, stagnant water may become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
2(economy/industry) estancado(economy/industry) paralizado
- The chief concern of union officials is to secure the income of their apparatus in the face of a stagnant or declining dues base.
- In stagnant economies, urbanisation levels do not increase much.
- But what would be the consequences of a housing market that is stagnant, possibly for years?
- Profits remained similarly depressed, with performance in the European market stagnant.
- However, pay for similar work in the US has been relatively stagnant if not declining.
- It is a chance to bring major foreign investment to one of Europe's most economically stagnant regions.
- The remaining 82 percent said capital spending would remain stagnant or decline.
- The body politic is stagnant, its membership mediocre and undeservedly self-satisfied.
- For a start, real wages have been stagnant or declined for the majority of workers.
- Does the Minister consider the claims that productivity in the sector is stagnant or declining are accurate?
- Rising home values have propped up a stagnant economy and blunted criticisms of otherwise disastrous economic policies.
- Note that blight is not restricted to stagnant or declining regions and cities.
- Ryder pointed to the lack of strong and cohesive global rules on company behaviour as a major factor in the stagnant world economy.
- As there are still no signs of improvement in the stagnant economy, job insecurity continues to aggravate.
- They feel that the current Women's Union is a stagnant organisation, both socially and politically.
- Demand from the rich was stagnant throughout the period while that from overseas declined sharply in the 1930s.
- A successful economy is attractive for foreign investors; they do not usually go to a stagnant economy.
- The region is economically and politically stagnant, with endemic poverty.
- Generally, economic growth is stagnant at best, and at worst it goes into contraction.
- Over the past few years, the economy has boomed while wages have remained stagnant.
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