In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1impertinentedon't be impertinent! — ¡no seas impertinente!
- She was an impertinent child who displayed no respect for me or this city of ours.
- These are impertinent questions, and their only aim is to reduce any claims as much as possible.
- It would have been impertinent to talk about pay or pensions; but about land mines I hoped that I might receive a hearing, as the Member of Parliament most often nearly blown up by them.
- The waiter was brusque to the point of being rude and impertinent, messed up the orders and was not particularly responsive.
- Admittedly, the question was cheeky, perhaps even a little impertinent.
- I hope you don't feel that I am being impertinent to you in raising those matters with you.
- He deals very well with even the most impertinent questions.
- It seems a bit impertinent to ask if this relationship needs a license to endure.
- And this step is an impertinent intrusion in peoples' personal lives.
- I have been told by some of the publicists associated with the movie that I'm a little impertinent to be leading any chorus in that direction.
- They can ask us the most impertinent or rude questions but, obviously, we cannot ask, hint at or even think about anything approaching the same.
- There's no choice but to speak ill of the dead and ask impertinent questions about the emperor's clothes.
- In a less statist society, the very idea of a legal work week, except perhaps for minors and pregnant women, would probably be regarded as weird, presumptuous and actually impertinent.
- I suppose you think I'm rude and impertinent, barging in here and insisting I knew you.
- Dave did something more reporters should do more often in our media culture: Ask an impertinent question, and then try to find the answer.
- For an agonizing 20 minutes, he politely fielded a volley of impertinent questions.
- All of us, that is, have a child-reader within asking shrewd and impertinent questions.
- The great, the good and the rich rule their fiefdoms without having to put up with any impertinent interference from the people who do most of the work or buy the goods.
- One shouldn't ask such impertinent questions.
- She discouraged impertinent curiosity with frozen silence and there is an uneasy feeling, as one reads, that one is prying into her chosen privacy.
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