In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(adverse)(effect) perjudicial(effect) adversoI hope nothing untoward has happened — espero que no haya pasado nada (que haya que lamentar)
- Detectives would also like to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything untoward around the train station at any time.
- According to the organisers, no untoward incident happened during the five-day exposition.
- Besides the huge medical waste, the untoward effects of using antibiotics is increasing rapidly.
- I myself have felt no untoward effects, other than glowing in the dark and having x-ray vision in one eye.
- Aside from a few bemused looks from passers-by and a few words with the police, nothing untoward happened.
- I assumed this untoward behaviour indicated that we had previously met.
- The head teachers reported no untoward problems on Friday, with results e-mailed through to the schools on schedule.
- Unfortunately, prognostic error may have untoward effects on both patient care and social policy.
- The problem becomes more complicated when any untoward incident takes place in the Srinagar city or its vicinity.
- He claimed that he went to the flat in August but denied anything untoward took place and he said the second incident was entirely consensual.
- She has also proposed, however, that untoward effects may emerge when this blending is absent.
- She had been referred for the scan as she has a hearing problem, and the doctor wanted to check that there was nothing untoward going on inside her skull.
- The animals did not show any untoward effect during the trial and post trial phases.
- People roamed the streets, drove their cars, popped into a cafe for a coffee - nothing visibly untoward or unusual.
- Any untoward effects appear first in this sensitive age group.
- Nor, he insists, was there anything odd or untoward about his advocating the break up the United Kingdom while he was a servant of the state.
- A man would be lewd with, or proposition, or tell an untoward joke toward a female.
- However, the steady, stable nature of the industry means shareholders receive few untoward profit surprises.
- It was the only untoward incident in an otherwise sportingly contested local derby.
- People always blame the legal system whenever something untoward happens.
2(unseemly, improper)(behavior/suggestion) indecoroso(suggestion/behavior) indigno
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