In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(harsh)(rebuke/measures/warning) severo(measures/warning/rebuke) duro(person) severothe stern reality of post-war life — la dura realidad de la vida de posguerra
- After eating a batch of rather strong eucalyptus leaves in a game that involved us pretending to be koalas, we were given stern instructions not to eat any flora.
- He got up on his knees and put on a jokingly stern face.
- Penalties range from a stern warning to fines to lawsuits.
- I felt as if I were back in school and under the eye of a very stern teacher.
- The middle-aged woman was very stern, and often unaware of her tedious lectures.
- But her stern directives made officials step on the gas.
- We had stern orders not to try to move and play our instruments at the same time.
- But she was stern in demeanor and normally carried a serious face.
- But, behind a somewhat stern exterior, Brian was a modest and very likeable man.
- And they have issued a stern warning to those responsible: Stop before somebody dies.
- I did not physically punish them; a stern rebuke was effective enough.
- He was met with a steely glare and a stern reply: ‘Do you think popping a balloon is funny?’
- He is stern at first, then becomes kindly, charming, mischievous.
- He is tall and his face is stern; his clothing is simple and unadorned.
- Today's briefing, she said, will be used to convey a stern warning to employers that such discrimination was unlawful.
- Adam's relaxed yet stern expression was deeply unsettling.
- Now despite that quite stern warning, the gate's wide open and absolutely anybody could wander in if they wanted to.
- ‘I have already spoken to your brother,’ she said in a tone that reminded me of a stern nun for some odd reason.
- Her growing rapport with the von Trapp children, coupled with her generosity and spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain and they are soon married.
- She had some stern advice for those attending the performance.
- She wiped her hands on her once-white apron before putting them on her hips in a stern manner.
- His voice was more stern than I remembered.
- A police spokesperson said they were given a stern warning and released.
- At first her face was stern, and she stared intensely at Sadie.
- He still spoke in his cool voice but it was a stern statement.
- His stern objection to secret loans has struck a hard and unexpected blow.
- These episodes were unpredictable yet frequent enough to elicit a stern warning from her job supervisor.
- For those who expect a stern teacher and a serious photographer, he is a bundle of surprise.
- We were released with a very stern warning about controlled substances, but no charges were laid.
- I've delivered her a stern rebuke and promised I'll be back to conduct regular inspections.
- It has been praised by the regional water watchdog for what it is doing while others have come in for stern criticism.
- He was my mother's favorite brother and our least favorite Uncle; he was too stern, too serious, too strict.
- Her mother was a good cook and her father wasn't the stern disciplinarian he expected.
- After 50 minutes of stern questions and answers - the length of a typical undergraduate class - the interrogation is over.
- She spoke as quietly as her brother, but her voice was more stern.
- A vote of censure, with a stern warning attached, ought to suffice.
- I offer my wholehearted congratulations to Garrett - and a stern warning, too.
- They look at our tickets uncertainly and say they can't let us in, but perhaps we can speak to their boss, a stern man who is marching across the road towards us even as we turn towards him.
- All are stern judges and they expect others to be as serious about everything as they are.
- Ever wonder why I seem to be so stern half the time?
2(disapproving, serious)(features/look/voice) severo(look/voice/features) adusto
- The towed sonar and towed decoys are launched from the stern of the ship.
- It lay in two pieces at 38m, with the bow on its starboard side and the stern lying to port.
- The subject herself was surrounded by the common aura of light to silhouette her against the stern of the ship and the shades of darkness astern.
- A wooden dragonhead is attached at the bow, and a dragon tail at the stern.
- Allow the wind or the current to take the boat down from this anchor until there is only a little rope left (just enough to reach the bottom) and drop your second anchor off the stern.
- The last of the setting sun glinted on antennae, radar and spotlights as they hugged the stern of the pilot boat.
- She soon found herself back at the stern of the ship.
- The stern of a ship was sticking out of the water, the rest already beneath the water's surface.
- The overtaking boat should slow down when just aft the stern of the boat being overtaken and proceed around at the slowest speed possible to pass.
- With that, the duo of pirates retired to the stern of the boat.
- Most of the previous day had been spent constructing the elaborate cabin in the stern of the boat.
- The docking bay, with doors at the stern of the ship, can be flooded for amphibious operations using small landing craft.
- The Chinese had a boat called a junk which was flat bottomed and had square bow and stern.
- As was expected, Luke was found by himself at the stern of the ship, just staring away into the sky.
- He staggered slightly as he rounded the stern of the ship.
- To sink the ship we created large holes so the water would slowly flow into the stern of the ship and it would gradually sink to the bottom in a vertical manner.
- Styles stood in the stern of the boat shouting and waving his arms.
- Billy was playing mini golf with a friend of his at the stern of the ship.
- At the stern of the ship, they had been watching this spectacle.
- The coast guard said it found a small vessel - with three engines and three screws - inside double doors on the stern of the salvaged ship.
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