In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(calle) wide(valle) wide(valle) broad(casa) spacious(vestido/abrigo) loose-fitting(manga/falda) fullcon una amplia sonrisa — with a broad smile
2(criterio) broad(margen) wideen el sentido amplio de la palabra — in the broad sense of the word
- por amplia mayoría — by a large majority
- tiene amplias facultades para decidir sobre este punto — he has full authority to make a decision on this point
- una amplia gama de colores — a wide range of colors
- les ofrecemos las más amplias garantías — we offer comprehensive guarantees / the fullest possible guarantees
- un tema que tuvo una amplia difusión — an issue that received wide media coverage
- un amplio programa de reformas — a full / wide-ranging / comprehensive program of reforms
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