In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
to be suited to
1(thing) ser apropiado para(thing) ser adecuado parathe building is suited to use as offices — el edificio es apropiado / es adecuado / se presta para oficinas
- I'm not suited to this type of work — no sirvo para este tipo de trabajo
- he's not suited to medicine — no tiene madera de médico
- they are very well suited (to each other) — están hechos el uno para el otro
- This suited Islamabad since it has always been keen to internationalise Kashmir.
- Perhaps Ichim would have been better suited running for the president's portfolio instead of vying for student issues.
- It's miserable, unengaging stuff, which probably suited the moment.
- It's theoretical, it's old church and it's suited to someone living in Pakistan.
- The balance of power never suited the more universalistic, moralist spirit of the late twentieth century.
- First of all, the pace of the game is not only slower, but it's suited more to strategic bursts of speed and demonstrations of power.
- The rule that a man might have no more than four wives at a time, but could change them when he liked, also suited Ibn Saud, who had a prodigious appetite for women.
- Hardwicke often had to mediate between the brothers, who, though extremely fond of each other, were not temperamentally suited.
- These policies issue from the fear, familiar to any student of the inter-war years, that women are taking over jobs for which they are not suited.
- The reports outline why Libya would be better suited than its four rival African countries to host the tournament.
- They had brought Michael Nolan to play a much deeper role and this suited Davitt's as he had been a constant danger close to goal.
- Gramsci saw them as potential Soviets, offering a new form of workers' democracy suited to a modern industrial economy.
- I am sure he has learned his lesson, and a term of isolation perhaps would be better suited than execution.
- Empirically speaking, a governor's career is far better suited than a senator seat to have a tilt at the presidency.
- They probably would have been better suited playing later on in the piece but none the less it was still a worthy performance.
- Howard is naturally more suited than Latham to the debate format.
- As I expected, the poll suggested I'd be best suited voting for the Liberal Democrats.
- I know you're not crazy, Jenna, I just think there are people better suited than me to help you.
- To my mind there is nobody better suited than Lloyd for the job of president of the West Indies Cricket Board.
- They believe that no one is better suited than the mother of the child to decide to have an abortion or not.
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