In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1informal (bad)(weather/food) asqueroso coloquiala lousy film/party — una película/fiesta de mierda vulgar slang
- we had a lousy time — lo pasamos pésimo
- that's the lousiest trick in the book — ¡qué cochinada más grande!
- he's a lousy driver — conduce pésimo
- I'm feeling lousy today — hoy estoy fatal
- I'm lousy at languages/spelling — soy un desastre para los idiomas/en ortografía
- I got a lousy $50 — me saqué 50 chingados dólares
- As usual, it's overwhelmingly the rich who get the pleasure while the poor put up with lousy services and fares which have rocketed since deregulation.
- He is just making lousy excuses, as the previous Minister did.
- Within a few days I felt lousy, weak, listless. I ran a low-grade fever for a few days, and my head hurt.
- They were basically filling in for my absent father and were pretty lousy all the way around.
- You enjoy seeing me suffer, don't you, you no-good, lousy harpy of a nurse?
- Now he says the networks are doing a lousy job of covering the world.
- ‘We only had one day of summer - the weather was lousy,’ complains Alex.
- I was feeling lousy and sick and rowed as badly as I had at the beginning of the week.
- If you get a little behind each day, by the end of the week you'll be severely dehydrated, feeling lousy, and riding poorly.
- They are poor amid wealth and their living conditions are lousy.
- It should come as no surprise that the result is a poor selection of expensive lousy telephone security products.
- He even cried on camera during a pathetic and lousy piece of filmmaking.
- In America, lousy jobs are increasing as top corporations are awash in cash.
- What an awful show with bad acting, lousy scripts, ridiculous effects, and poor lighting.
- His grades were awful, his phone bills enormous, his punctuality for meetings pathetic, his attitude lousy.
- Do you think people are poor because of lousy educational opportunities, wildly unequal social conditions and layer upon layer of middle-class privilege?
- To be honest, most of the times the script is really lousy.
- But did you really expect I would recount my life after one lousy hello?
- It's a perfectly good car, and it will serve you well when the weather is lousy.
- Thus, the fight to improve lousy schools so that poor, bright children stand a better chance of getting to good universities on merit is utterly undermined.
- Initially, customers groused about a grinding gear shift, poor air-conditioning, and lousy tires.
- "You know I was feeling pretty lousy before you showed up in my office this afternoon.
- I felt lousy this morning, and then I felt high on cold medication when I finally took something for it after trying everything else.
- Of course, after that incident, she seemed less than inclined to go see those lousy, no-good idiots anyway.
- So, I've feeling pretty lousy for about a week, a cold, back pain, the works.
- I was late home tonight and felt really lousy with this head cold.
- I think when it rains and the weather's lousy they enjoy themselves even more.
- I felt lousy last night (stomach trouble) and woke up this morning with a head and backache, crampy and an upset stomach.
- I came down with a cold the day Max and I flew out of Seattle, and I was very cranky to think that I was going to be sick and feeling lousy all weekend.
- We have had a few lousy weeks of wet weather mostly.
- No one has ever said to you, after reading the finished product, ‘You are a lousy writer.’
- I'm really lousy at writing emails, as you can probably see.
- When you cut your carbs too low, you may feel really lousy.
- I'd been here three weeks and hadn't even bough one lousy souvenir.
- Even while feeling lousy, it's hard to stay inside when the weather is so beautiful.
- If we want to discourage violence and aggression in our country, we need to look at its causes and I doubt that all this anger stemmed from a few lousy films!
1.2slang (swarming)to be lousy with sth
- he was lousy with money — estaba podrido en plata
- the place was lousy with cops — el lugar estaba plagado de policías
- The New York Times editorial page is lousy with academic politics today.
- There was poets' pub, lousy with drunks and soft with words, glittering with ideas and familiarity and mutual admiration.
- The world is lousy with places claiming to be another Silicon Valley.
- This town is lousy with cows.
- The online job postings were lousy with start-ups touting their work hard/play hard philosophy.
- The area was lousy with saloons, dime museums, oyster bars, minstrel theaters, and establishments promising women in varying states of undress.
- The collection of pendant necklaces, shimmery bracelets, and delicate jeweled earrings in pale shades of purple, blue, and pink is absolutely lousy with girliness.
- Every corner of this town, every street is lousy with associative action.
- If I'm lucky, I'll see deer, rabbits, frogs, and find a treasure trove of the wild blackberry bushes their property is lousy with.
- And the kid's neighborhood is lousy with cash.
- In the past two years, motorcycle sales surged as aging baby boomers, women, and suits lousy with disposable income looked to capture a bit of the two-wheel lifestyle.
- She was in a small, richly furnished room, lousy with velvet pillows in jewel tones, with deep gray draperies.
- Granted, no doubt the military have long since cracked the GSM encryption, and more importantly the core network is probably lousy with official bugs.
- Does the relationship between passive safety and active safety change when the roads of the nation become lousy with S.U.V.s?
- In case you haven't noticed, Jack, the place is lousy with oak trees.
2(infested with lice)(child/hair) lleno de piojos(hair/child) plagado de piojos
- This camp was lousy with lice and fleas, and it wasn't long before I was as lousy as the rest of the boys there.
- He was lousy with lice. If I hadn't hugged him he would have bothered me all afternoon.
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