In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(silly, foolish)tontobobo coloquialthat was a daft thing to do, Carol — hiciste una tontería, Carol
- he's daft in the head — está chiflado
- I felt an urge in recent weeks to e-mail the journalist and tell him what a good job he was doing, but felt a bit daft e-mailing a total stranger.
- I could spend hours just staring into the mirror, pulling daft faces.
- He had written that he was struggling to deal with his feelings and felt daft even expressing them.
- Of course they are just daft about their rugby round here.
- The conversation deteriorated until we were calling each other daft names and I moved to storm out of his office with one final remark.
- Gangsta culture may look glamorous to some but transport it to the Midlands and it looks daft.
- I've been daft about cricket since I was young, and I was part of a successful squad until I was forced to pack it in at 26 when I tore my cartilage and ruptured my knee ligaments.
- Who thought it was a good idea to ask such a daft question in the first place?
- Much of the population is daft about dogs and there are not many whippets here so people stop us in the street to look at them.
- They were patient and polite, but they obviously wondered why I was asking such a daft question.
- My dear old mother went as daft as a brush in her final years.
- Very little in business is easy, and anyone looking for an easy option would be daft to make exporting their first choice.
- It's time to stop being daft about Christmas.
- This latest daft row is yet another example of the slimy politics which disfigure racing, and there's a lot worse to come.
- His mother Karen said that she and her husband, Kevin, who are both doctors, were both daft about puzzles and had encouraged Jack and younger sister Mia in their hobby.
- How could such a clever man be so daft that he did not anticipate the most obvious questions?
- I ask her if she smokes, a daft question given that this is a tobacconist, but you have to start somewhere.
- The bed is edged with a lavender hedge on two sides, which I like, but I planted a yellow rose in the bed and it was miles too tall and looked daft.
- The story is totally daft and has plot holes you can drive a bus through.
- Forgive me if I sound daft, but I can't see a link between the two subjects.
- As scatty or daft as I may come across here at times, work is hugely important to me.
- Even the most supposedly stylish people looked pretty daft 20 years ago.
- A stream of people I half-knew kept coming up to tell me how daft I looked.
- There's no way of supping a full latte without getting a foamy moustache on your upper lip and it looks as daft on a power person as it does on an old grey man.
- This reduces the arguments to the silly opinions of a couple of daft people with money.
2(extremely fond)locoto be daft about sb — estar loco por algn coloquial
- he's daft about her — está loco por ella
- she's daft about golf — la enloquece el golf
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