In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(inactivo)idleno deja ocioso su dinero — he doesn't leave his money doing nothing / lying idle
- una vida ociosa y regalada — a life of idleness and luxury
- expropiaron los terrenos ociosos — they expropriated the land that was not being used / that was being left idle
2(inútil, innecesario)pointlessresulta / es ocioso volver a repetirlo — there is no point in / it's pointless / it's a waste of time repeating it
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