In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be unsuited to / for
- her clothes are unsuited to the climate/occasion — su ropa no es la apropiada / la adecuada / la indicada para el clima/la ocasión
- she is unsuited to this work/teaching children — no sirve para este trabajo/para enseñar a niños
- they are completely unsuited (to each other) — son totalmente incompatibles
- the tools were unsuited for the purpose — las herramientas no eran las adecuadas para el trabajo
- She said yesterday that she found her portfolio unsuited to her interests and wanted to work on the London Child Poverty Commission.
- It was just that I was unsuited to being a child, or an exile.
- Her husband is a high-court judge and she herself, clearly unsuited to fading quietly into senior citizenry, has just been called to the Irish Bar.
- Although temperamentally unsuited to medicine, he qualified as a doctor in 1951 when in his forties.
- Delightful though that is, it makes them peculiarly unsuited to expressing Scotland's place in the 21st century world.
- She's almost completely unsuited to the role of political wife, which might be why I like her.
- An academic boycott is a political act with a political goal, and if it is unsuited to the purpose then it is bad politics.
- They were unhappy in a job for which they might well be unsuited.
- Both these notions of secularism are unsuited to our situation.
- Don't waste time applying for jobs you're unsuited for.
- For example, the LAV3 is wholly unsuited to dangerous combat zones due to its lack of survivability.
- We wrote that Swift boats were unsuited for such secret missions, given their large size and noise.
- It is not realism to suppose that one-fifth of humanity is unsuited to liberty; it is pessimism and condescension, and we should have none of it.
- This girl is clearly unsuited for the job, and is only taking it to earn the few pennies it pays.
- A shame that the present system has defaulted back to a typeface which is totally unsuited for signage.
- Most of the new generation vehicles are unsuited to Indian roads.
- Critics worry that despite all the fixes, the complex design may still be unsuited to the rigors of real war.
- Clearly, the Premier of Tasmania appointed someone totally unsuited to the job of Governor.
- In fact algae technology offers the opportunity to utilise land and water resources that are, today, unsuited for any other use.
- In many ways he was unsuited to the life of a country parson, and he chafed under the restrictions.
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