In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(movement) amplio(gesture) dramático(gesture) histriónico
- They flow with gentle curves and long, sweeping tails.
- This was previously Ben Stevenson's place, she says, her buff arms extending in a sweeping motion to encompass the townhouse living room.
- The popular Albert Park circuit is a street track which goes through a leafy park, combining fast corners and tight hairpins along with sweeping curves.
- Use a sweeping motion so no air bubbles are trapped beneath the laminate.
- The aggressive front end with its big grille and air-scoop gave way to sweeping compound curves as you moved towards the rear of the car.
- High above Kresna, we were following a trail through the foothills of Pirin, and were being treated to a sweeping panorama that seemingly extended all the way to Greece.
- Changes in specification and design have led to expensive redesigns, and the sweeping curves of the original design have proved difficult to build.
- Above each design they make a mark with an nkunia and a sweeping motion of a machete.
- The road should have as broad, sweeping curves as the site will allow.
- It is also easy to see the futility and ineffective nature of S curves and sweeping actions that use the smaller muscles of the arm and forearm to accomplish the task.
- A sweeping curve seems to defy what a golf shot should be able to do.
- Tilting your spine to the right helps shallow out your downswing and allows you to make contact with a sweeping motion, hitting up on the ball.
- His leg thrashes in a violent sweeping motion - much like one would move one's leg if one were lying prone in the snow making angels.
- For instance, I used lots of daylilies which I staggered in a sweeping curve.
- Taking off on the left foot, he/she completes a continuous, sweeping overhead arc toward the basket.
- ‘Look, I think I'll just come back later,’ I interrupted with a sweeping motion of my hand.
- A rich brew of extended lines, sweeping curves, off-kilter balances, de Schynkel's vocabulary is expressive without being literal.
- He throws an overhand curve and a sweeping curve, both of which top out at 78 mph.
- With a continuous sweeping glass window running the length of the bar, Sky offers one of the finest views in Vienna.
- In the third square, I used a slow, careful sweeping motion, filling in the small areas afterward.
2derogatory(indiscriminate)that's rather a sweeping statement, isn't it? — ¿no estás generalizando demasiado?
- he often made sweeping generalizations — a menudo caía en burdas generalizaciones
- Does it engage in systematic field research and does it avoid sweeping comments, except to the degree that these are sustained by its detailed findings through field research?
- The only possible exception to this sweeping statement would be Karl Marx - and Marx himself was heavily influenced by Hegel.
- So I made some vague, sweeping statements, as usual, and Meg made them into code and pictures and layout.
- However, for her to make the sweeping statements she does about ‘derisory service’ by the whole Health Service is illogical, irresponsible and untrue.
- But this is a sweeping statement, instantly challengeable.
- Culvert says that they haven't treated enough hepatitis patients to make any sweeping statements.
- Usually these these theories come from people who don't follow the sport week in, week out, but rather drop in every so often to make bold, sweeping statements.
- Making a generalised and sweeping statement on every politician and the whole system was an irresponsible act.
- There's a few sweeping statements in there that would not stand up to scrutiny.
- We were looking for someone willing to make a sweeping statement announcing the Texans had arrived and that the play-offs were just around the corner.
- It was such a sweeping statement that one wonders just why the president floated it at this time.
- The result is a number of sweeping statements that are asserted but not demonstrated.
- This is a sweeping statement and perhaps worthy of some explanation.
- I suppose there must be plenty of counterexamples to such a sweeping statement, but none occur to me offhand.
- Ojha is particularly convincing as the fast-talking Bobby, and his quick-fire exchanges with Rann are rich with theatrical sweeping statements and blithe assurance.
- They make sweeping statements and exaggerated charges on the basis of a very limited understanding of the issues they are discussing.
- I can think of no good reason to make such a sweeping statement without sound argument to back it up.
- Simple arguments, sensational media, and corporate charlatans are all guilty of these kind of sweeping statements - I call it myth making.
- There was a general sweeping statement, because, of course, it does not have the World Health Organization findings.
- This not only has led to sweeping statements, but also to a misunderstanding of the Safavid political system and economy, and also to many factual mistakes.
3(overwhelming)(victory) arrollador(victory) aplastante
- The proposal makes sweeping, radical changes in the law, but the regulatory analysis does not reflect them.
- One might think that the authors of the report, in light of the disaster which they describe, would call for sweeping and far-reaching action by the world community to fight the epidemic.
- The Executive has proposed the two routes to Rotherham as part of a sweeping extension of the popular Supertram system.
- The court's decisions range from the sweeping to the minute.
- He said the Government was likely to order a full public enquiry before deciding whether to give the sweeping extension scheme the go-ahead.
- Berlusconi then reverted to his normal strategy by pleading for several more years to put into effect the sweeping reforms he had promised on his election.
- But they have also strengthened the obstacles to the kind of sweeping reform that could be produced by an effective voucher system.
- After being in office for just ten days, he signed into law a sweeping range of measures authorising the imposition of martial law over the country.
- And those who raised concerns about the sweeping powers of the bill were unfairly dismissed as radicals who were against copyright in general.
- It is worth a read because the regulator has wide and sweeping powers to issue directions to an ADI to enforce prudential standards and performance.
- After the 1997 attack in Luxor, Mr. Mubarak's government launched a sweeping crackdown against Muslim radicals opposed to his rule.
- The objectives are specific and measurable, covering a sweeping range of prevention strategies.
- But a reshuffle would only have these effects if it took the form of sweeping changes - most unlike Ahern.
- There is a well-known method for examining deaths involving a range of sweeping issues - the provincial inquest system.
- He gestured with the knife in a wide sweeping move, and from between the pillars, several dozen young people entered the circle.
- The authors have sweeping change in mind: Alterations must be made to every corporate function, from product development to sales and marketing.
- The government plans to give sweeping powers to a wide range of organisations to spy on us.
- Analysts say sweeping tax reform that comes into effect in January 2002 is another key factor.
- Radical, sweeping changes are riskier but often more effective, because they quickly yield benefits visible to everyone.
- Nasa had hoped to launch the shuttle again next spring but the target date could now be missed as sweeping changes are put in place to radically improve safety and re-shape the agency.
4(far-reaching)(changes/reforms) radical(powers) amplio
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