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)curiosowhy do you ask? — oh, I'm just curious — ¿por qué lo preguntas? — solo por curiosidad
- to be curious to + inf — tener curiosidad por + inf
- I'm curious to know what she thought — tengo curiosidad por saber qué le pareció
- Are you curious to know what they've been up to for the last 23 years?
- Seeing her eyes unwavering, he was curious to know what had brought such a change in her attitude.
- I stumbled after him, highly aware of the curious stares we were receiving.
- I wondered if there was a history behind all this and was very curious to know what happened.
- The gentlemen will be green with envy, and wildly curious to know where I have found you from.
- What would he have made of it, this endlessly questing, insatiably curious man of the steppes?
- Emerging into daylight, they are the subject of curious stares from passers-by.
- Besides, I was curious to know how I'd react to a complete and prolonged break from both the Internet and from writing.
- Her bright blue eyes were curious and she stared at Sara with something similar to jealousy.
- Half of me scoffed at the contrivance - the other half was curious to know more.
- I was curious to know what had made him who he was and why everything seemed far beneath him.
- The book makes for enjoyable reading not just for children, but for the inquisitive and curious adult as well.
- He tossed the little towel to a little basket and looked at the girl that was staring at him with curious eyes.
- She closed the door behind him and watched, curious to know who would do this.
- Her big blue, curious eyes stared over the other side, wondering what the new day would bring.
- Together we were drawing some very curious stares from the locals at the restaurant.
- Michael kept staring at me a curious look in his eyes as to what my response was to all this information.
- You come curious to know if he is another young manager on a hot streak or if he has more than that.
- She didn't realise she was holding his hand for so long, and that people were beginning to give them curious stares.
- No doubt they had to answer many questions from very curious and interested pupils.
- She couldn't help but notice the curious stares she received from the people around her.
- Both ignored the curious stares thrown their way as they rushed towards their science class.
- A majority of the participants were curious to know as to what prompted him to accept the role.
- Passersby stared at her with curious expressions, wondering what was the matter.
- Many Bangaloreans who have seen her on the programme stop her on the streets and make curious enquiries.
- I suspect I'll be treated as mildly eccentric and get a few curious questions from people I know who may have read the article.
- Your editorial today is the best I have read so far, and I will be curious to know what kind of response you get to it.
- I'm curious to know what others think about the current pop culture depiction of human machines.
- I suddenly felt their curious stares burn into the back of my head.
- One is always curious to know what's in the mind of the youngsters who are just out of school but still thinking of a career in law.
- A lot of us are curious to know exactly what the navy has been told to do.
- At any rate, I'm intrigued and am curious if my intrigue is justified.
- You stare, catching curious glances, searching for recognition, but they're calm as cows.
- So 700 curious faces stared me down from head to toe as I walked up to the podium.
- Having no expertise in either, I would be curious to know answers.
- When she opened her eyes again, she felt the curious stare of the girl next to her.
- I have never heard of a concept like this before, and am curious to know more.
- When she finally came out from hiding, she met the stares of three very curious people.
- Her face was the epitome of stoicism, though her eyes were curious and bright with interest.
- I would be curious to know what presumption others think is the most reasonable.
2(strange)curiosoextrañoit's curious the way / it's curious how we always think alike — es curioso como siempre pensamos de modo parecido
- One curious anomaly is electric pitch trim mounted on the panel rather than the yoke.
- This is just one of an extraordinary sequence of curious encounters between orcas and divers in the waters off New Zealand.
- It was the most curious sensation to know she was about to die, and not care.
- Talk of the election at work yesterday ranged from the curious to the bizarre.
- This made for a curious arrangement over which the Celtic boss was criticised.
- However, we have to note something strange and curious about film canons.
- The next morning, I tiptoed up to the tank, only to discover a strange and curious sight.
- The best illustration of this strange reversal is the curious fate of the Downing Street memo.
- The haircut is merely the latest stage in his curious and unusual battle to avoid overexposure.
- I find it curious that if I am overwhelmed by emotion, I stumble over words in English.
- It was a curious remark to make for one who dreamed of emulating Alexander the Great.
- She felt nothing at all but a curious tingling sensation in the left side of her face.
- Even if we were not plagued by these curious and unusual defects of English, Paul would still be hard to understand.
- Relative strangers offer up curious nuggets of information, like cinder toffee.
- A curious night then followed in which several strange synchronicities happened.
- Another curious difference is that tartrate levels are very high in grape flowers.
- Continue to look at them and their placid, inoffensive appearance draws you in with a curious and unexpected power.
- I love stony beaches the best, and love searching amongst the pebbles for those of a curious shape or an unusual colour.
- The voice is Kelly's throughout, down to the lack of punctuation, eccentric spellings and curious syntax.
- If this hypothesis should be mistaken, there still remains a curious mystery here.
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