In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dirty)(clothes/face/child/hands) mugriento(hands/face/clothes/child) suciothey couldn't wait to get their grubby little hands on the money — estaban que se morían por echarle mano al dinero
- The room has blank, unpainted walls, and a grubby green carpet covering the floor.
- Where once there was a certain pride in grubby fingernails, now hard labour seems to be a dirty word.
- You turn up a bit grubby, with a dusty old backpack, and they look rather alarmed.
- Instead, we could all walk around like we did in the 1970s, with dirty glasses and grubby faces, and be happy.
- But the wax has dripped all over the place, leaving some seats looking rather grubby.
- Love is marred by the grubby ring he left round the bath, the dirty pants on the bedroom floor, the washing you asked him to hang out left screwed up in the washing machine.
- I was met at the door by a small, benign looking lady in a slightly grubby white coat.
- Frankly, with the new roof there to offer contrast, the slates looked pretty grubby.
- Yes they are a bit grubby at times but that was my only concern.
- However, if your lounge has become grubby from an accumulation of different stains it should first be treated with talcum powder.
- We are guided through a world where much is shabby and grubby, inhabited by characters who barely communicate with one another.
- How shocking, then, to see this once-magnificent interior reduced to a shabby, grubby mess.
- With a friendly smile she welcomed me into what looked like her (slightly grubby) living room.
- She was wearing a rather grubby and patched brown dress and was barefoot.
- And sometimes I got a rather grubby toffee too.
- For eleven months its grubby surface was covered by a makeshift blue wall, screening the leisurely metamorphosis behind.
- He explained how life on the march was pretty grubby and smelly.
- Shabby, grubby and stale, even visiting friends from other shared houses would wonder out loud how we could tolerate living there.
- Babies are, of course, far happier in a grubby jumpsuit covered in mud and drool than in a frilly dress festooned with ribbons.
- Who knows, I might even wash the car, which is looking decidedly grubby.
- This week I want to look a little more at the process by which grubby politics is seamlessly transformed into dirty journalism.
- Perhaps as a society we believe the grubby hands of business should be kept off our organs, especially in death.
- Pragmatists, sensing a bottomless well of grubby dishonesty, have called for an amnesty, hoping to encourage names to be named.
- In truth, I came away from the date feeling a bit grubby.
- What does any of this all-consuming grubby affair have to do with the business of politics?
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