In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(annoy, irritate)molestardoes my smoking bother you? — ¿te molesta que fume?
- sorry to bother you — perdone (que lo moleste)
- I can remember saying to the operator ‘I'm very sorry to bother you but I think my house is on fire’.
- She saw Nathan with his eyes shut in deep concentration and knew something was troubling him, but chose not to bother him just yet.
- I'm sorry to bother you so late, but I am wondering if I can talk to you, privately?
- The inconvenience did not bother me nearly as much as the attitude with which I was treated.
- His parents, knowing where they could find him and that he was staying out of trouble, didn't bother him.
- That would save me the trouble of needing to bother anyone.
- It was a rather rough-looking chap who said, ‘Sorry to bother you but we're in the area and we're selling fresh fish’.
- I'm sorry to bother you but there's something I need to ask you.
- Sorry if I'm bothering you or anything, but after seeing you the other day I've wanted to talk to you.
- And Grace never wanted to bother anybody, never wanted to inconvenience people.
- She kept redialing and the interruptions didn't seem to bother her.
- The motorist felt that my time would be better spent booking the speeding students who were attending the college and not bothering him and inconveniencing him in his motor repairs.
- They managed this with no fuss and without interrupting or bothering us in any way.
- Sorry to bother you again, but I've just finished Good Omens, a book I've been meaning to read for about eight years.
- I'm terribly sorry for bothering you all and for giving you such a fright.
- I'm really sorry to bother you with this, Katrina.
- I don't want to bother my parents, they have enough trouble with my sick brother.
- Sorry to bother you with such a rudimentary question.
- I'm sorry to bother you but I wondered if I could speak to you for a moment.
- You just need to be a little more relaxed yourself as you go through and not let the additional inconvenience bother you.
2(pester)molestarfastidiardarle la lata a coloquialstop bothering me! — ¡deja de fastidiarme
- she's always bothering me for money — siempre está molestándome / fastidiándome para que le dé dinero
3(worry, trouble)preocuparnothing seems to bother her — nada parece preocuparla
- what's bothering you? — ¿qué es lo que te preocupa?
- his silence bothers me — su silencio me preocupa
- she's very quiet, but don't let it bother you — es muy callada, no te inquietes por ello
- she can do what she likes, it doesn't bother me! — que haga lo que quiera, me tiene sin cuidado / no me importa
- don't bother your head about it — no le des más vueltas
- to bother oneself about sth/sb — preocuparse por algo/algn
- to bother oneself with sth — ocuparse de algo
- In fact, it's not even the event which has bothered me the most in recent history.
- I don't feel the pressure and the worries don't really bother me too much.
- The accident bothered me most because I felt like I had let the team down and I tore up a really fast car.
- He permitted himself to think that it was the abruptness of events that bothered him.
- This comment, though it might've been different under other circumstances, did not bother me at all.
- The people who should be providing us with these services are not sensitive enough to the real issues and that bothers me.
- Steve Waugh, the Australian captain, commented that the margin of victory did not bother him.
- If violence and death bother you, quit reading now please.
- It is obvious this issue is still bothering you and until you really let him know how you feel he will always manage to walk all over you.
- Part of the suspicion is of course because it's something that's a new way of doing things, and change always bothers some people.
- The publisher has attended past award gala events, but only this year's event seemed to bother him, even though there was no change in the format or time devoted to the recipients.
- But the Gateshead Harrier, who finished sixth when he last competed at the championships in 1993, said the early start will not bother him.
- Although Kenneth's absence did bother him, the circumstances of his father's death were his main concern.
- At least her little sister had decided not to let Darla's outburst bother her.
- There is so much that could be said about this article, but there is a specific issue that really bothered me.
- In play therapy it was possible to get clues on the issues bothering the child.
- Wherever I go it's always an event, which actually bothers me because it means I cannot fail that trust, which is in fact a burden.
- Those few occasions didn't bother her, although she didn't get anything out of them.
- What is bothering me is that issue of lack of moral equivalence.
- They know what finals football is all about so the occasion won't bother us.
4(make effort)not to bother -ing
- to bother to + inf — molestarse en + inf
- don't bother writing a long letter — no hace falta que escribas una carta larga
- I don't bother cooking any more — ya no me molesto en cocinar
- he didn't even bother to tell me — ni siquiera se molestó en decírmelo
- You thought that some of the volunteers were too much trouble to bother with after you messed them about last year.
- Why should you bother investigating alternate insurance coverage for your business?
- I think you shouldn't bother with photos or video.
- Nobody was out, so why bother with trying to find a model?
- Soon, nobody will bother with such outdated languages at all, especially after the Revolution comes.
- He found it strange to bother with a lock when there was a hole in the window big enough for a man to climb through.
- My companion seemed not to bother with any of the trappings of image which worry other girls of her age and for that her cool image was boosted.
- I didn't bother with the included software, as the drivers were already loaded.
- Apparently, no one cared enough about this old house to even bother with locking the door.
- If you're not having a problem, then why bother seeking advice, right?
- In fact, by the next election this should all be so automated that I won't even have to bother to show up.
- Now that I've finished it, I think it'll be a long time before I bother playing it again.
- We paid a brief visit to Highland Park, but didn't bother with the distillery tour (when you've seen one, you've seen them all).
- Don't bother with the scenic railway, grumped the driver who picked us up from the Megalong Valley once we'd landed.
- Running up the steps, I didn't bother with the keys, just pushed the door open.
- Dont bother asking about the mystery ingredient.
- If you can't bother to train, don't bother to race!
- Why would I bother to read it?
- Why bother to vote?
- They're a link back to the days when nobody bothered to lock their back doors and everyone grew vegetables.
1(make effort)molestarseyou shouldn't have bothered — no debiste haberte molestado
- why bother? — ¿para qué (molestarse)?
- I don't usually bother with lunch — normalmente no como nada al mediodía
- I sometimes wonder why I bother! — ¡a veces no sé por qué me molesto!
2(worry)to bother about sth/sb — preocuparse por algo/algn
- I don't know why you bother about him! — ¡no sé por qué te preocupas por él!
1femenino molestiamasculino trabajoproblemasit's no bother — no es ninguna molestia
- I don't want to put you to any bother — no quiero causarte ninguna molestia / darte trabajo
- it isn't worth the bother — no vale la pena
- this car's giving us a lot of bother — este coche nos está dando muchos problemas
- to have bother (with sth/sb) — tener problemas (con algo/algn)
- we had a lot of bother with the car — tuvimos muchísimos problemas con el coche
- did you have any bother at customs? — ¿tuviste algún problema en la aduana?
- a spot of bother — un problemita
2(troublesome thing, person)if it isn't too much of a bother for you — si no es mucho problema / demasiada molestia para usted
- it's a bother having to go home again — ¡qué fastidio tener que volver a casa!
- I'm sorry to be a bother — perdone que lo moleste
1bother (it)! — ¡maldito sea! coloquial
- bother that car! — ¡maldito coche!
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