In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(day/stroll/person) perezoso(day/person/stroll) holgazán(stroll/day/person) flojo coloquialI'm in a lazy mood — tengo una flojera coloquial
- we spent a lazy weekend on the beach — pasamos un fin de semana en la playa sin hacer nada
- to have a lazy eye — tener un ojo perezoso
- I am a marketer's dream, with my lazy, paranoia-based brand loyalty.
- Especially if it were a lazy horse who'd rather be hanging around in a paddock somewhere without some bloke on its back whipping it.
- His normal gait, more a lazy stroll than an upright walk, was even more exaggerated by the long-handled loads he appeared to be toting in each hand.
- It is another acoustically driven gem, a lazy but beautifully constructed effort that features some wonderfully whimsical lyrics and a genuinely relaxing vibe.
- With its clear glass walls the main reading room resembles a fish tank, brimming with lazy activity as readers come and go.
- This programme has proved so popular that it is once again on the airwaves in time for the long lazy summer days and the inevitable treks around the various gardening centres.
- But the domination of television and video is softening our minds; we opt for its lazy entertainment rather than read.
- When the two of them had left her to be in the room on her own, she stretched out on her bed like a lazy cat, then curled over onto her side.
- Every Wednesday, rain or shine, a minimal cover charge allows you to support local and regional musicians while enjoying a lazy summer evening in picturesque settings.
- Don't bypass East London - we are a great place for family holidays and those lazy, hazy days of summer.
- People are lazy and they'd rather exaggerate to get what they want than tell the truth.
- He's also rather lazy and has to be prodded into action more often than not.
- I had been branded as lazy and irresponsible, so it felt right when I, too, dropped out of college and wound up living back in Raleigh.
- The languid, back-and-forth rhythm of a swaying swing slows time on a lazy summer day.
- He feared for his uncle, an elderly man who was a little on the lazy side.
- The next day, being Saturday, was a lazy day; except Fredi received a rather out-of-the-blue phone call.
- As for the rest of the weekend, it was rather lazy.
- All the best ideas are based on the premise that people are fundamentally lazy, and would rather be on their sofa than anywhere else.
- Our bikes would lie like lazy dragons on their sides behind us, with their front wheels poking into the air, spinning.
- And, in the hands of a skilled country wine maker, the source of one of the best of English country wines, filled with the heavy-lidded lazy days of summer.
- A part of me wants to snuggle up against his side and let him loop a lazy arm around my shoulders, but another part knows that I can't.
- Yes, I know it's a laptop but it is rather lazy and doesn't like to be moved.
- It only takes about fifteen minutes and soon we are sitting on my couch feeling rather lazy.
- It's a lazy, hot summer day, and I don't feel like breaking a sweat.
- I'm a bit on the lazy side and don't like wasting good prewritten code.
- On lazy spring weekends, sometimes I just don't want to cope with the culinary side of Sunday morning.
- Yet for some odd reason parent's seem to prefer that their kids be thought of as lazy rather than ignorant.
- They may see themselves as stupid or lazy, rather than as capable in some areas and struggling in others.
- It was a hazy, lazy summer's day in most parts of the Yorkshire region yesterday - and today's bank holiday weather looks set to be similar.
- But my experience with talented people is that many are lazy and unwilling to work hard to nourish their talent.
- Rather than anticipating lazy, hazy days spent relaxing after the stress of study, this week she was busy making the final preparation for her mission of mercy.
- They have contributed more than enough to society, and deserve better than to be branded backward and too lazy to learn English.
- Every song on this disc is slow and lazy in that Jamaican summer vibe.
- My wife isn't lazy, which at times can be rather annoying.
- One lizard (rather too lazy - his clawed toes evidently sent to sleep by the sunbathed stone) fell to the ground.
- Research has found that long, lazy summer holidays could be putting children's literacy skills at risk.
- Tap into your senses to relish the last lazy days of summer.
- They are very lazy and would much rather pick up their gun and shoot a meal rather than plant and plan for the harvest.
- It also means exercising regularly and opting for active living choices rather than the lazy ones.
- Set on five acres beside a stream, the cottage sleeps nine and is perfect as a lazy retreat or an activity base.
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