In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1heck! — ¡caray! coloquial eufemismo
- what the heck! — ¡qué diablos!
- heck, no! — ¡ni hablar!
- to heck with waiting, I'm leaving — ¡qué esperar ni (que) niño muerto! yo me voy
- what/where/how the heck … ? — ¿qué/dónde/cómo diablos … ?
- I've one heck of a lot to do — tengo un montón de cosas que hacer
- this is one heck of a time to call me — ¡vaya horas de llamar!
- she's one heck of a girl — es una chica fenomenal
- like / the heck he did! — ¡y un cuerno que lo hizo!
- he did it on his own — did he heck! — lo hizo solo — ¡qué lo va a hacer solo! / ¡y un cuerno!
- I wish to heck they'd shut up! — ¡por qué no se callarán de una puñetera vez!
- Dex looked at me and gave a freaked out smile as to say where the heck did that question come from after one creepy long stare?
- One question remains to this day: what the heck was Hawk doing during those 10 years?
- I surprised my parents, heck I even surprised Mrs. Morgan, the old lady next door.
- I'm sure I'm making more of this than the event was worth but, heck, that's what weblogs are for.
- The only question was, what the heck was she supposed to do about it?
- I'm not sure the neighbours were too impressed, but heck - I was worshipping!
- So, it may not be fruitful to do something like that, but heck, I'd try it.
- This was going to be one heck of a frustrating experience for the both of them.
- Flippin heck, this is in another class altogether.
- Jen mentions Jason's big question - how the heck do bloggers have the time to write so much stuff?
- It shouldn't have taken mother that long to cook dinner, no matter what the heck she wanted to stick down my throat.
- I can remember my mother going out in a see-through top 10 days after my sister was born and I thought, blinking heck.
- I was going to quote only a part of it, but heck, it's all relevant so here it is.
- The temptation to take a train to Stockholm… heck, even to Zagreb just seemed fascinating to me.
- The question ruminating in my mind was: How the heck did they get all this?
- All that was going through my mind was a question asking what the heck he was doing.
- The question to ask is: What the heck does this have to do with being a glorified catalog retailer?
- But heck, I couldn't image pressing the 90 lb that I now do, a couple of years ago.
- So the real question may be why the heck are we using corks to seal wine bottles anyway?
- Yes, its not so original, but heck, I am sure you can relate to it.
- She was just about to ask why the heck it should matter to him, when a scream of pain came from behind her.
- Because in the final analysis the political is political and the truth of the matter is the personal should stay the heck out of it.
- It worked almost too well, resistance was indeed futile, but heck, they probably could've swore at me and the results would have been similar.
- Which brings up the inevitable question: What the heck has Bob been doing?
- But it mattered not, because wherever the heck we were, the place contained a charity shop!
- So, my question is: does that columnist know what the heck he is talking about?
- I'm sure many of these places could find new life - heck, I'd happily take a few over, renovate and re-use!
- Which begs the question: where the heck was Miller the first four weeks of the season?
- I looked at my parents questionably and wondered what the heck they could've been talking about.
- He's funny, sexy as hell, a heck of a nice guy, unmarried, good values, yadda yadda.
- At Swedish weddings, the custom is to toast the bride, groom, bridesmaids and, well heck, anyone else who catches your eye, with schnapps.
- But heck, it's fun, and if you've seen the movie, then you'd probably be interested in taking the test, too.
- It's not an easy book, but, heck, there are plenty of easy books around.
- Flipping heck, dash it, and crumbs - I think I'm becoming a potty mouth.
- That seems like a heck of a lot of money to sit on your butt all day.
- But heck, most women just buy them in quantity because they're gorgeous.
- Oh heck, it could even be a combination of all the reasons.
- And who the heck was this beautiful, poisonous woman, for that matter?
- Don's family always remembers my birthday - heck, his mom even sends me a check each year.
- OK, so we know it's bad to sunbathe, we have read about the damage to our skin, but heck, as soon as the sun shines it's out with the deck chair and face in full rays.
- Just one question though - why the heck do they photoshop these girls so much?
- That's one heck of a fat lip.
- He didn't really think they were ugly, but why the heck did she ask a question like that?
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