In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(womanizer/thief/gossip) (bien) conocido(place) de mala fama(place) de mala reputaciónshe's a notorious liar — todos la conocen por mentirosa
- what she said next is notorious — lo que dijo a continuación es bien sabido
- to be notorious for sth/-ing — tener fama de algo/+ inf
- The incident happened along Main Road, close to the green, in a spot notorious for accidents.
- Bethell has become notorious for his high-profile campaign to normalise nudity.
- But he also starred in countless films which are so bad they have become notorious.
- So Cambridge Spies is not the story of the most notorious agents in the history of spying, it's just a story.
- This suggests that Matt's notorious revamp of the weekend schedule has been less than a triumph.
- The accident took place on the notorious Fareham-to-Alton road near Mislingford.
- The fruit is notorious for not falling off the tree, even when it is ripe to the point of spoiling.
- Bills of rights are notorious for being the last ground of the desperate in litigation.
- The most notorious woman in Colchester's history is making a return to the town she razed to the ground.
- A campaign to curb speeders on one of the area's most notorious roads has been given a boost.
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- But he pressed on and his next task was the crossing of the notorious Kaman River.
- This was the eighth time a vehicle has hit the wall this year in what has become a notorious accident blackspot.
- A notorious accident spot that has been the scene of horrific road crashes is the focus of a new safety plan.
- Once considered painfully shy, he is now notorious for being surly and unwilling to suffer fools.
- For Dylan is not only the most renowned protest singer of his era but also its most notorious renegade.
- Channel Four is to film a version of Belle de Jour, one of the more notorious weblogs, now finished.
- But it was a pastime which landed him a spell in one of Greece's most notorious prisons.
- Three motorists had a lucky escape after a pile-up on a notorious stretch of the A350.
- In the process he became the most celebrated, or at least most notorious, journalist of his era.
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