In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(crimen/escena) horrific(crimen/escena) appallingfue una experiencia espantosa — it was a horrific / horrifying experience
2informal(uso hiperbólico)hace un calor espantoso — it's incredibly / unbearably hot informal
- pasamos un frío espantoso — we were absolutely freezing
- tengo un hambre espantosa — I'm ravenous / starving
- la comida era espantosa — the food was atrocious / ghastly
- ¡qué sombrero tan espantoso! — what a hideous / an awful hat
- esta máquina hace un ruido espantoso — this machine makes a terrible / dreadful noise
- llueve que es una cosa espantosa — it's absolutely pouring
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