In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(inquisitive interest)curiosidad femeninoI just asked out of curiosity — pregunté solo por curiosidad
- However, a warm breeze on the back of her neck aroused her curiosity.
- After having car trouble the teens backtrack to the church to satisfy their morbid curiosity.
- Plus, they're indulging their intellectual curiosity.
- Rob still sparked a great curiosity in me.
- But it did spark a curiosity that itched until she completed a short story.
- And I am consumed by curiosity and a desire to know what on earth this cool thing is going to be like.
- When the buzz begins to build about a film, my curiosity is piqued.
- The latter is a moralistic bore who puts intellectual curiosity second to her desire to pontificate.
- In his essay on Leonardo, Freud even derives curiosity and the desire for knowledge from sexuality.
- Idle curiosity prompts the question: who applies it for him?
- I was close to backing out, but my morbid curiosity got the best of me.
- I made a quick glance over my shoulder, before I indulged my curiosity.
- Questions should be answered as they arise so that the child's natural curiosity is satisfied as she matures.
- The little boy looked at the opponent with a mixed feeling of curiosity and fear.
- The young woman was sitting forward in her seat, a look of almost childlike curiosity on her face.
- My insatiable curiosity got the best of me.
- Many were also indulging a healthy curiosity about the outside world.
- With curiosity now piqued, let's dig a bit deeper into the wording.
- At this statement my ears perked up, curiosity overtaking me.
- His eyes searched hers curiously, but he found nothing but mild curiosity in her eyes.
2(novelty)curiosidad femeninobefore noun curiosity shop — tienda de curiosidades / de objetos curiosos femenino
- curiosity value — valor de pieza rara
- They also collected specimens of human and animal freaks in private curiosity cabinets.
- Curiosity seekers strolled down the street while others cruised past in SUV's.
- The unusual surface textures of fossil cycads have been interesting curiosities to collectors for a long time.
- The museum also contains a few worthwhile curiosities.
- The exhibit presents the animals as fellow beings we are close to and responsible for, not as exotic curiosities for us to exploit.
- But beyond the collection of curiosities and oddments, nothing extensive or substantive remains from what he said.
- Books, clothes, trinkets and curiosities will be on sale from 10 am.
- And amidst the displays of oddities and curiosities, the museum of anatomy was in some ways the oddest and most curious.
- Collectors paid much greater sums for medical curiosities.
- But my well-balanced collection (which was mainly paid for) was replaced by curiosities.
- Most were merely curiosity seekers, so the police did not disperse them.
- It's one of the economic curiosities of American sport.
- And what a mixture of curiosities, myth, banalities and omissions it was.
- The mirror is currently on display in the Enlightenment Gallery in a cabinet devoted to other similar curiosities.
- The embedding of the displays in a setting with its own architectural claims on our respect and attention makes it difficult to take them as anything but curiosities.
- There the shoe trees stand: dippy and pure; curiosities; daisies, not orchids.
- A true memorial must address the imagination and not merely present an assortment of ghoulish curiosities.
- But at some point, you can not only observe these curiosities and understand them, but you can control them.
- The primary lesson we took from our Delphic oracle project is not the well-worn message that modern science can elucidate ancient curiosities.
- Old style anthropological methods treated Indigenous peoples as historical curiosities, as remnants of a dead culture.
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