In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(afflicted)stricken with sth
- a man stricken with disease — un hombre enfermo
- stricken with terrible arthritis — aquejado de terrible artritis
- a country stricken with famine — un país asolado por el hambre
- I was suddenly stricken with remorse — de pronto me empezó a remorder la conciencia
- With a final stricken look at his uncomprehending face, Olivia steps out into the rain.
- A stricken look crossed her face, and the danger to her and Bella really struck home.
- Casting one last stricken look at her, he ducked his head and ran towards the door.
- Less than a full hour into my set, the club owner burst into the DJ booth, a stricken look on his face.
- Brian's face took on a stricken appearance, but he turned and walked off without a sound.
- The young man looked stricken and alarmed, jumping up quickly to hold out a hand.
- Her face was stricken with fear until she calmed down and saw that we were on her side.
- Seth caught a brief glimpse of her tear stricken face before she ran past him.
- The young woman paled, her expression stricken as she looked down at his daughter.
- Her voice was stricken with sadness, but I could also sense that she was worried.
- His face was stricken with age, profound ringlets encircling his deep golden eyes.
- Instead, I took one look at your stricken face and ran all the way to Piccadilly Circus.
- Christy looked up at him and gave him such a fear stricken look that he felt powerful.
- Still she saw the stricken look on Ali's face and tears came to her eyes.
- The stricken look on his face tells us that the narcissist has no answer and never will.
- He looked as stricken as I felt, remorse and guilt printed subtly on his patrician face.
- One of the most arresting images in this exhibition is the stricken face of a young woman.
- He had a pale, stricken look on his face by the time we reached the school's spacious hall.
- When she opened her dark eyes they glistened with unshed tears, round in her pale and stricken face.
- He collapsed onto another chair and covered his tear stricken face with his hands.
2(vessel) siniestrado formal(vessel) dañado(area/valley) damnificado(valley/area) afectadoan area stricken by frequent floods — una zona azotada por frecuentes inundaciones
- the industry has been stricken by the recession — la industria se ha visto afectada por la recesión
- He began perspiring, his hair stood on end, and he was understandably stricken with fear.
- Then in 2001, she was stricken with a yearlong illness and as a consequence lost her job.
- The pressure of school tests is forcing children stricken with serious infections into school to sit exams.
- So it is in the dog days of August when we are stricken with the feeling that there's nothing new under the sun.
- She glanced over her shoulder, stricken with a new feeling of jealousy.
- The weather was poor, and Henry's army was short of provisions, exhausted, and badly stricken with dysentery.
- Unfortunately, she was stricken with typhoid fever the second month in service.
- Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.
- She was stricken with immense pain and she immediately covered the injured optic orb with her hands.
- Thomas was stricken with a headache so bad that it necessitated his removal from the flight.
- God, whose plan is ineffable, foreordained that the heart of Jesus would be stricken with seven afflictions.
- Later he was stricken with grief for his mother, who died after a long slide into dementia.
- Anchorage and Oakton were stricken with fire, enclosed in a vast terrain of darkness.
- He tried to protest, but he found that the right of him was stricken with sharp, slicing pain.
- When my dad was just a boy he was stricken with polio and forced to stay in a hospital for several years.
- Two men stricken with the plague were going from merchant to merchant begging.
- Though twice stricken with paralysis, he labored steadily until the fall of 1832.
- In the days before her death she deteriorated quickly after being stricken with pneumonia.
- Suddenly stricken with the urge to reach out and touch him, she did just that.
- There's the dashing hero, a former pilot stricken with impending blindness who stoically refuses to be pitied.
3(sorrowful)(community/families) afligido(families/community) acongojado
4literary, archaic(wounded)(deer/soldier) herido
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.