In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(imaginary creature)monstruo masculino
- The pathetic creature that the monster had attacked was now being ravenously consumed by the large bug.
- Terrible creatures had come - monsters made of stone, taller than a Rikath, with shiny black and purple skin and no faces.
- In the book you'll also find magic and monsters, angels and demons, magical swords and forbidden books.
- Green-eyed monsters reared their ugly heads long enough for the Captain to attempt decapitation.
- A family sleeping together is safe from things that go bump in the night, whether imaginary monsters or real predators on the savannah.
- From the mountain chain before them emerged a terrifying creature, a monster, a demon to be precise.
- He saw a man lying on the ground, about to be run through by the blade of one of the ugly monsters.
- Megan was at that stage where she was afraid to sleep in her own bed-she was seven, and still afraid of monsters and creatures of darkness.
- They were the metallic monsters that frightened generations of children into hiding behind the sofa.
- Now five of the ugly monsters were upon him, he wasn't fairing to well.
- In a cave lives the ugliest monster in the world.
- I started running away from the ugly monster but it started chasing me and growling.
- These are horrid creatures, beasts and monsters.
- She was made into a horrid, ugly monster.
- He also helps to show that some mysterious creatures are not terrible monsters.
- It's an ugly monster that feeds on the fear of the unknown.
- One day, a villager suggested firing off fire crackers, bang loud gongs and fly red banner to try to frighten off the monster.
- It will, however, provide you with an hour and a half of ugly deformed monsters eating innocent people.
- They loved to tiptoe dramatically across the bridge grimacing in anticipation of waking their imaginary monster.
- There was a gargle of noise, it was scary, my image blurred, the noise was deafening and frightening, as a monster was emerging.
2(unpleasant person)monstruo masculino
- Interestingly, the only one not making her out to be some inhuman monster is her husband, who has stood by her throughout the mess.
- Now, I think the guy is a monster of the first order and would be very happy to see him sent packing: but does anyone have a clue what would happen if he got forced out?
- Denzel Washington, especially, feasts upon this role and creates a tragic monster.
- Don is neither the monster nor the beast that James makes him out to be.
- I pondered that thought and raised my head to see the green eyed monster, my boss.
- She was a fraud, a monster, and a cruel mean beast.
- He became a monster, a cruel and crafty invader who was stopped only by epic courage and perseverance.
- Does calling these men beasts and monsters ignore the fact that, on some level, many of them are also victims?
- For a long time we wanted to believe that here we were dealing with abnormal monsters, psychopaths, or mentally defective, even psychotic individuals.
- How could he have been such a monster, how could he have been so cruel?
- However, as soon as they become troublesome teenagers, they are monsters who need locking up for life.
- What hideous, heartless monsters these voters are!
- As a result, people who seem normal, your everyday Joe, suddenly become these sadistic monsters who will stoop to anything to achieve the end.
- They find a little place in the country, far away from monsters and bullies.
- People were getting stuck into him, saying he was the cause of all our troubles, that he was a scoundrel and a monster.
- They feel that if the world considers them a monster they might as well behave like a monster.
- Marina is a monster, selfish and manipulative and sulky.
- But she would not give these monsters the satisfaction of breaking her down.
- She wanted to comprehend what made people into unfeeling monsters who took life without a care.
- Please don't be as uncivilized, thoughtless, and cruel as the monsters who committed these senseless acts.
3(sth large)a monster of a dog — un perrazo coloquial
- this monster of a book — este mamotreto
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