In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1enormethey live in a whopping (great) house — viven en tremenda casona informal
- at a whopping 22% a month — a la friolera del 22% mensual
- His new film ‘Paani’, with a whopping budget of 20 million dollars, will be made in both Hindi and English and will be shot in India.
- The premise is a simple one - Germaine Lauzon, mother and housewife, has won a whopping one million stamps in an annual contest.
- The best way to invest in a fund is usually to invest small amounts on a regular basis rather than one great big whopping lump sum.
- Which means America should be having a whopping big debate about how to respond to this not-so-brave new world we find ourselves living on.
- A 2.2 acre site in Carraroe went under the hammer for a whopping €1.56 million at a public auction last Friday.
- With a whopping $30-million budget, Nouvelle-France is one of the most costly Québécois films ever produced.
- I think my two favourite characters were Yoda, and the whopping big lizard that Obi-Wan was riding.
- The sun is expected to survive for a whopping 10 million years, while massive stars live to be a mere 3 million years old because they burn up so fast.
- Imagine a bill of €128 million last year of which a whopping €84 million was spent on accommodation.
- Last year the bank booked a profit of $77 million after a whopping $3.4-billion loss in 1998.
- Council information also suggests that a whopping 1.5 million people had an opportunity to see press information on Celtic Fusion.
- These basically work by having your mortgage debt in your bank account as one whopping big overdraft.
- Chang said his shipyard is now working on another mega yacht - a whopping 77m craft that will be in the world's top 10.
- By then, the total investment will have been a whopping €350 million, not small change even by today's inflated standards.
- What a huge whopping lie, I thought with self-derision.
- A McDonald's Big Mac carries a whopping 590 calories and 34 grams of fat.
- This jade flask was sold for a whopping £2.9 million
- One family with a whopping big tax bill is in West Virginia.
- I can have a whopping great big Mexican meal guilt-free now because eating like this has fired up my metabolism.
- Given that the club's most recent figures put total wages and salaries at a whopping £7.5 million a year, it is clear that the wage bill needs not so much trimming as slashing this summer.
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