In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wealth/size) inmenso(size/wealth) enorme(area) vasto(area) extenso(repertoire/range) muy extenso(repertoire/range) amplísimo(knowledge/experience) vastowe consume vast quantities of meat — comemos cantidades industriales de carne humorous
- the vast majority of people — la inmensa mayoría de la gente
- vast sums of money — sumas astronómicas de dinero
- All you can see when you get out of the car is this vast flat expanse of grass.
- The sun came out and poured through the stained glass windows down onto the vast expanse of stone floor.
- The FBI has suspicions, especially when vast sums of money are transferred from off-shore bank accounts.
- They have plenty of money and as a result they consume vast quantities of drink.
- If you fear that vast amounts of personal information will be accumulated you are absolutely correct!
- The pharmaceutical industry spends unimaginably vast sums on research and development - $30.5 billion in 2001.
- Unlike your own tiny island, Canada is a vast expanse covering almost every known climatic type.
- This vast mountainous region is crossed by just two roads which wind their way up to high, windblown passes.
- You might think this immensely rich company would be satisfied with its vast profits.
- The car park below is full of imported cars sheltering in the shade of vast satellite dishes.
- So you have a vast discrepancy between what Ferrari can spend compared to Minardi.
- Various remnants of the once vast colonial empires are still controlled by European states.
- The show itself is in a huge exhibition centre, and is on a vast scale.
- Southward the land drops away to a vast plain suitable for livestock and plantation farming.
- In this day and age, there is no real need to take vast quantities of cash or even traveller's cheques with you.
- But the truth is, the vast majority of people would simply not behave in this way.
- In the gloom across the vast expanse of sand the distant hills awaited the daylight.
- By half past eleven the vast expanse of Trafalgar Square was already full.
- Water in the form of ice has been found in vast quantities just below the surface across large areas of Mars.
- Like the vast majority of parents, they do what they consider to be the best for their children.
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