In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(physical force)violencia feminineto use violence — hacer uso de la fuerza / de la violencia
- he threatened me with violence — me amenazó con recurrir a la violencia
- a rise in levels of violence — una escalada de violencia
- robbery with violence — robo (con fuerza / violencia)
- Family violence is one of the most insidious forms of violence against women.
- His attitude showed how domestic violence can be as damaging mentally as it is physically.
- It is now being recognised that there is a problem of increased violence against staff.
- The trouble then spreads to town centre takeaways with incidents of criminal damage and violence.
- All four defendants deny they were responsible for any of the violence against him.
- Poor behaviour and violence in class is said to be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching.
- What hurts most about domestic violence is that the bruises on your body are created by somebody you love.
- One act of violence against another is an act of violence against one's self.
- The aims of the campaign are to highlight the prevalence of violence against women.
- New laws could be passed in a bid to tackle the increasing levels of violence against nurses and hospital staff.
- But the down side is the possibility of violence and bad behaviour on the streets.
- He began life in a violent way but has learnt to channel that physical violence into creative energy.
- The most serious incidents include criminal damage and violence against people.
- More people were killed in political violence in those four years, than in the previous thirty.
- We found a clear relation between experiencing controlling behaviour and violence.
- What I do not respect however is people who kill or otherwise use violence against people for any reason.
- Police have warned fans that that any violence or bad behaviour will not be tolerated.
- There had been some physical violence, but a court safety order seemed to sort that.
- She is pushing for changes in the penal code for rape and violence against women.
- The scheme comes about in response to increased levels of violence against health workers.
2(of storm, reaction, emotion)violencia feminine
- No blood is spilled in the book - but its emotional violence is devastating.
- The violence of the wind had lessened - though the air remained redolent with the smell of dust.
- Alarmed by the violence of her sorrow and by being a witness to it, but impatient with the sorrow itself, Ray was a poor pacifier.
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