In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hecho polvo coloquialreventado coloquialI'm knackered — estoy hecho polvo / reventado coloquial
- I had to have a little snooze this afternoon as I was completely knackered.
- I still had to get up early for work in the morning… which is why I feel absolutely knackered now.
- Anybody too knackered to lift a cup of tea to parched lips can have it intravenously.
- The least likely recruit was perhaps Andy, who met us at Central Station looking, frankly, knackered.
- But we all know the embattled financially knackered rail service is again going to walk away from this with no one held accountable.
- Work and looking after our son leaves me knackered.
- Felt bloody awful when I finished - too knackered to feel properly pleased!
- Or maybe the electronic engine control unit is knackered.
- She wanted something "reliable, good value and not as embarrassing as my knackered old Nissan Micra".
- By this time I had added sunstroke and dehydration to being absolutely knackered.
- Funnily enough, 68 years on, that equipment is knackered.
- He walks off the pitch looking absolutely knackered.
- Once the euphoria has ebbed away, Torrance will be entitled to feel a bit knackered.
- I was completely knackered on arrival, suggesting that walking the complete trail from 100 to 1 might be overdoing it somewhat.
- A quick note to self - being knackered enough to end up asleep on the sofa all night is not a good thing.
- If one pulls the other way, the whole thing is knackered. "
- By the time I got home I was knackered.
- I rowed and rowed and rowed until I was knackered.
- In fact it was rigged with what looked suspiciously like 10 year old and totally knackered Oxford gear!
- By now the previous day had caught up with me and I was pretty knackered, and then there was the drive home.
- Celebrate that space bloke fixing his knackered old shuttle by playing the Solar Games.
- Well I can ask the same question on my knackered old gas cooker.
- Went to bed before midnight last night, fell asleep relatively quickly and woke up this morning feeling as knackered as I have all week.
- She was sitting at the foot of the sofa watching TV, obviously knackered, whilst Dom played with his fire engine.
- I am supposed to be going dancing but I am knackered, so I will probably stay in and feel sorry for myself instead.
- But fortunately the front lock is very knackered, so didn't actually work on this occasion.
- The problem was that we were knackered by the time Saturday came round.
- It took me a while to admit I was knackered.
- Britain is full of knackered working parents who need childcare centres.
- We have been told so often that Scottish football is knackered that we have come to believe it.
- A few days later, I decided out of curiosity to see whether the old vcr is still knackered.
- You can see it, though, can't you: there's nothing so pathetic and washed up as a really knackered old shoe.
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