In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(failure)desastre masculine informalhe's a washout as a coach — como entrenador es un desastre
- a washout from school/college — un mal estudiante
- The truth is, when it comes to high school draft picks, there are many more successes than washouts.
- I was able to get a lot of reading done last week because television, outside the final episode of The Sopranos, was a washout.
- The spring rolls are actually pretty good, but the tamarind dipping sauce is a washout.
- New Years was a bit if a washout, which was a bit of a shame.
- The first trip was a real washout with the river actually being in the farmers' field in most places.
- But he suffered several injuries, and his year was a washout.
- He may be charming but he is willful, thoroughly spoiled and a washout in politics.
- Last season was a washout because of injuries (right hand and thumb).
- To prospective employers, let me say that I'd be willing to fail for a fraction of the cost of other corporate washouts.
- I wouldn't say that the band is actually a washout, or even really that bad, but listening to all of their best hits back-to-back makes you realize just how little they experimented with their sound.
- But when it comes to human relations, he's a washout.
- This series will be neither a washout nor a classic - about as good as the last one.
- There will be a day when some nice fish are caught, but the next day, in the same place, it will be a near washout.
- Fortunately, the duo's shining moments - even if they occasionally seem accidental - emerge with just enough frequency to justify the prudent skipping of the album's outright washouts.
- What others might call a washout was exactly what she wanted.
2US(flood damage)masculine tramo inundado
- There were burned trees felled along the way and six foot deep washouts.
- So far this year, we've gotten the construction completed on the Weiskopf layout before the rains hit, but there's been a few washouts.
- You also want to be sure you don't set up your trailer and the generator in an area that might be subject to washouts or runoff from a slope.
- There were three days of waiting at Port Augusta due to a washout further up the line.
- It was conceivable the washout could have occurred only an hour before the boys drove down the track.
- This is the Dairy State, after all, and milk is money; washouts, deep mud, and other excuses for missing the daily udder-to-market runs are unacceptable to farmfolk.
- There were washouts, hairpin turns, all kinds of logistical problems, food problems, and fuel problems, but it was a great adventure.
- The result is an oxymoron: a mountainous minimalist design, where ridge lines tumbling off mountain flanks are carried through as fairway contours and washouts serve as hazards and even bunkers.
- The washout was caused by heavy rains on Thursday but did not become apparent until the Des Moines track started to dry out on Friday afternoon.
- It can wheel through thick mud and washouts without getting stuck and without leaving behind big ruts.
- The railway was plagued early on by frequent landslides and washouts, especially during the severe rainy season of 1979.
- What had actually happened was that she had encountered an unseen, unmarked washout across the road more than three feet wide.
- Especially if you're a hiker, for whom the after effects of the resultant washouts, debris flows, landslides and more mean that this summer's range of destinations won't be quite the same.
- The railway went through some of Australia's most desolate and flood prone country, often suffering washouts with passengers marooned for several days.
- Freezing temperatures, blowing snow, landslides and washouts all keep the maintenance of way crews busy on the pass.
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