In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(involving physical force)(person/behavior) violentohe met a violent death — tuvo una muerte violenta
- to get violent — ponerse violento
- Extra security staff will be on call when a GP thinks a patient could turn violent.
- She carries a small wooden truncheon tucked up her sleeve in case her customers turn violent.
- While the overwhelming majority aim to be peaceful there are fears that some protests may turn violent.
- The convictions are for offences ranging from violent assault to criminal damage.
- Really, it's amazing that more people don't die violent deaths at the hands of their roommates.
- He added that they were reviewing violent deaths over the past few months to see if there might be connections.
- The neighbour said they were all worried he would flip and turn violent.
- Not because he might turn violent - he has never been violent towards me - but he often conceals things from me.
- Part four contains six short strident emotive poems while part five has an allegorical poem on violent death.
- I've watched violent films, read about murderers and I think I'm a pretty normal person.
- As well as looking into unexpected or violent deaths in their district, the coroner inquires into finds of treasure.
- He began to turn violent against my mum, smashing up the house and threatening her.
- The inquest heard she was subjected to ‘a number of violent physical assaults’.
- Up to two security guards will be on hand to protect doctors in case patients with a history of aggression turn violent.
- At one point, things threatened to turn violent, but police arrived and calmed the volatile situation down.
- Saboteurs have pledged to disrupt hunts over Christmas and predict they will turn violent.
- This new workers' organisation was forced into violent confrontation with the state.
- It's just the room full of drunks are more likely to turn violent.
- Boxing, with all its physical and violent dimensions, is considered a man's sport.
- Somehow I received a stronger dose of a drug than was necessary, provoking an instant and violent physical reaction.
2(strong, forceful)(kick/storm/explosion) violento(explosion/kick/storm) fuerte(grief) intenso(pain) violento(pain) intenso(contrast) fuertehe has a violent temper — tiene muy mal genio
- she took a violent dislike to him — le tomó una manía terrible
- I bent over to pick her up, but with a sudden spasm of violent energy she angrily pushed herself off.
- No other individual currently on our screens and in our tabloids can solicit such violent hatred from my otherwise amiable self.
- But as their relationship developed, it became clear he had an alcohol problem which set off a violent temper.
- As a result of his injuries, Karl suffered violent mood swings, and spent the next 15 years in hospital care.
- The violent movement produces powerful shockwaves traveling at the speed of sound.
- The most violent volcanoes occur at destructive plate margins, where one plate is consuming another.
- A woman driver was thrown to the ground in a violent road rage attack on Tuesday morning.
- Perhaps using computer games like these to express violent impulses makes for a happier, healthier society.
- Anger is an emotional state that varies in intensity, ranging from mild irritation to violent rage.
- Cinaed leaned down slightly for his yell to be heard over the violent force of the storm.
- A guidance counsellor suggested he channel his violent energies into drama.
- Somehow I just love those violent eruptions in the sky and the ensuing downpour of torrential rain.
- The most violent impulses of young soldiers have been played upon and promoted.
- Arnold ploughed his violent ambition into his own body by working out constantly.
- In National, party presidents are despised on principle, and with a violent passion.
- What would make them turn to such violent and destructive actions to destroy their own country.
- In these situations jealousy can seem like a logical reaction to an emotionally violent incident.
- This in turn has led to violent resentment on the part of those left out.
- He projected his own violent moods on to the canvas in red and green.
- If everything was not perfect, he could fly into a violent rage.
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