In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(person)(s)he's a bit of an oddity — es un bicho raro
1.2(thing)rareza femeninocosa rara femenino
- I hope no one is too disappointed there are no actual photos of human oddities.
- Then we have the historical oddities: the very old, the very weird, the very unlikely.
- The book reveals its oddities and back-story in tiny sips, interspersed masterfully through the fast-paced action.
- The people searching for pictures of human oddities are just sick, I tell you.
- The small oddities encountered en route were also interesting enough for the camera and the cameraman.
- But the stark, dystopian science-fiction tale has become a cult oddity if not a classic.
- Occasional harmonic oddities are scattered throughout the arrangements.
- Lauder warns against stereotyping racists as uneducated oddities.
- Throughout the last three years of my education, I have come to realise just how many oddities Biology students share.
- Getting close enables you to begin to understand these oddities of nature.
- For the longest time, most of the searches finding this blog were for the terms human oddities or human mishaps.
- Margret stared in wonder, her town had nothing like the strange creatures and oddities for sale that were here.
- That doesn't mean the oddities are any easier to swallow but eventually you'll get it down once you're a little used to it.
- The book is filled with astonishing performances, with strange and delightful oddities.
- Monumental success meant the desire to turn Powers and his gang of cinematic oddities into that aforementioned franchise.
- Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.
- He had his oddities and eccentricities, but murder wasn't one of them.
- All field huts are very welcome oddities in this environment.
- European astronomers have discovered a true space oddity: a quasar without a detectable home galaxy.
- Of course that doesn't compensate for oddities in the original recordings.
2(strangeness)singularidad femeninorareza femenino
- Some commentators have noted an oddity in Durkheim's writings.
- The oddity of these locutions indicates how far from the mark are the analyses of ‘know’ from which they derive.
- The oddity of this elaborate metaphor involving verse and human feet should not go unnoticed.
- McBurney captures precisely the lonely oddity of individual lives that characterises Murakami's work.
- The oddity of what he wore and what he was doing suited him.
- Callum nodded, he had noticed this oddity, but blamed it on a mistake.
- What Lenkiewicz brings to the party is an eye for the ramshackle oddity of family life.
- One oddity of the generic preference polls is how volatile they are.
- I can imagine that this play would have been the hardest to direct due to the sheer oddity of it all.
- Thomas Pryor noted this oddity after observing one of the panel discussions in Hollywood.
- One oddity of the place is that they don't do much in the way of fish and chips.
- As they went out of the room, Lyenda voiced out one oddity of the palace.
- As she walked through the corridors, she noticed another oddity about the sub.
- The oddity of the practice is enhanced when I'm home alone.
- The oddity of Saintsbury's view may be easily seen in particular instances.
- The sheer oddity of this fabulous little book may explain why Boyd's writing is not more widely celebrated in Australia, and why it ought to be.
- The highlanders, with their visible poverty and audible oddity of speech, met with a mixed reception and often sent home unfavourable reports.
- One oddity of the new system is the windfall it will bring unionized employers.
- One oddity of this 1971 show is that Jesus is not the ‘star’ of his own show.
- The oddity of my catapulting into music made the subsequent speed of acquiring musical knowledge just as strange.
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