In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1totalmentecompletamenteI'm not sure I wholly understand — me parece que no entiendo del todo / que no acabo de entender
- a wholly owned subsidiary — una filial de entera propiedad
- This one is a messy divorce and one due undoubtedly to wholly irreconcilable differences.
- He assumed the officer was the stripper and made wholly inappropriate remarks.
- Why not create a wholly fictitious second character, and see how accurate his profile would be?
- To judge by his later paintings, the house may not have been wholly reputable.
- Rarely can one person have held the outcome of a political crisis quite so wholly in his own hands.
- Nothing and no one is ever wholly good nor wholly bad, whatever we may think.
- It's wholly and completely accurate to the original and entirely satisfying to me.
- He seemed determined to justify a course of action which seemed wholly disproportionate.
- Paying a gas bill or checking a credit card balance can now be a wholly automated process, for example.
- Both of them quit wholly or partly in protest at married Dean Methuen's management style.
- The intended victims were wholly innocent, mainly young people enjoying a night out.
- Trial by jury is the most fundamental of our civil liberties and eroding it is wholly unjustified.
- They lack real flavour, and any lingering aftertaste is probably wholly artificial.
- A wholly unusual and uncommercial film, it was a spectacular failure upon release.
- An Abbey National spokeswoman told me unequivocally that the story was wholly untrue.
- Moore is also one of those players whose goalscoring instinct relies wholly on confidence.
- The walk is almost wholly on level tracks and paths, with a very short stretch along the Barbon road.
- His team have played four league games since and haven't been wholly comfortable in any of them.
- Nicola said she wasn't scared by the prospect of being thrust into a wholly foreign lifestyle.
- The power of the written word is certainly mighty, even when the words are wholly inaccurate.
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