In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(unsure)to be uncertain about/of sth — no estar seguro de algo
- I trust her but I'm uncertain about him — a ella le tengo confianza, pero tengo mis dudas / no estoy seguro con respecto a él
- I'm uncertain (about) what to do next — no estoy segura de qué hacer ahora
- I'm uncertain how to proceed — no sé muy bien cómo proceder
- we're uncertain (as to) whether we should go — no estamos seguros de si debemos ir (o no)
- His morose delivery makes you uncertain whether you are supposed to laugh or cry.
- He was still uncertain about the whole thing but I got him interested enough to come along.
- However they were uncertain as to whether it was the address of one of the suspects or a red herring.
- The young couple she confronted with this information today seemed bemused and uncertain how to react.
- Even the Western powers appear uncertain about whether it is a good idea.
- He had friends down there but, after the flight, he is uncertain of their fate.
- O'Donnell was left uncertain as to what direction his career should pursue.
- We are uncertain whether the random allocation was adequately concealed in most of the studies.
- If you are uncertain about what options you should take think about speaking to a financial adviser.
- There were lots of times when people were very uncertain about the situation there.
- Today they are genuinely uncertain of their own greatness, or of how to exercise their power.
- I am uncertain how, in those circumstances, she can reserve her position in relation to the point.
- Frances was uncertain how younger students would view her, but soon made her mark.
- Because of this historians are uncertain about the final toll of victims.
- Dennis said he was uncertain whether the kidnapping was a case of mistaken identity.
- If people are uncertain as to who they are uniting against, they seem even less sure of what they are standing up for.
- If you are uncertain about location, a relocation agent can help narrow down your field of choice.
- As in domestic politics, when you are uncertain about the substance, emphasise the style.
- The only times anyone asked Ilse what she wanted was when she was uncertain.
- Yet, as to the details of our life, or as to where my husband is now, I am uncertain.
2.1(doubtful)(future/prospects) inciertowhether he'll come or not remains uncertain — sigue estando en duda si vendrá (o no)
- it is uncertain who will win — no está claro quién va a ganar
- a woman of uncertain age — una mujer de edad incierta / indefinida
- What lies ahead is completely uncertain, but also, it seems, full of promise.
- It was the Society's view that banks would simply not deal with firms whose future was uncertain.
- The future of the pier has been uncertain for years and one unnamed firm is currently in talks with Blue Lark.
- Due to a family bereavement it is uncertain if this slot will go ahead.
- Whether his death was caused by heart attack or assassination is still uncertain.
- It is uncertain whether the officer will be based at the contact point.
- Now the future is uncertain for the restored Victorian warehouse with floors the size of a football pitch.
- Whether the public perceives the benefits of having a greater gender balance remains uncertain.
- The future of this business and the fate of its 240 employees remain uncertain.
- This all led to uncivilised evening drinks at The Local, before wobbling home in an uncertain manner.
- They were released on bail following a public outcry but still faced an uncertain future.
- We live in uncertain times when change has never been so rapid or unpredictable.
- Life is more uncertain, so the task of launching an adolescent into the world has become more complicated.
- Serious business will be on hold, political time and capital tied up, and the ground rules uncertain.
- However, the future still looks uncertain as he has no money for higher education.
- The Jubilee arouses uncertain feelings, halting thoughts, though it's in our town.
- The link between violent music and violent behaviour is an uncertain one.
- The takeover inevitably led to uncertain times for everyone at the firm.
- Many more would like to begin trading, but are confused about the best way forward or uncertain of the outcome.
- It's human nature that in uncertain times we become more conservative and less speculative.
2.2(changeable, unreliable)(weather/situation) inestable(temper) variablethe uncertain world of showbiz — el inseguro mundo del espectáculo
3(vague)(opinions/outline) poco claro
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