In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(address/name) falsoI can't stand that phony British accent — no aguanto ese acento británico fingido
- a phony deal — un chanchullo
- He'll continue to have a hard time convincing voters he isn't a dangerous and phoney pretender with no business shooting higher than, say, the Sports Ministry.
- The report was triggered in part by a $146-million fraud uncovered last year in which the department paid phoney invoices during a 10-year period.
- It's too late, of course, and Affleck is forced to maintain his phony identity, fake his way through the casino hit, and hope he makes it alive to final credits.
- These offer a phoney impression of simplicity, reducing complex manifesto policies to a few slogans.
- Access to the properties is gained by putting a phoney offer down.
- And how would the time spent by the presenters of ‘happenings’ and other such phony pretences of art be measured?
- There is usually a complete lack of ceremony with this type of person as they are not a phony psychic or exorcist.
- But isn't there also a growing problem with counterfeit phony drugs, pharmaceuticals, as well?
- Three illegal aliens are accused of using phony documents to get jobs at a U.S. military base.
- Traditional fakes come from a process called offset lithography that produces phony dollars without the ‘raised ink’ feel of genuine bills.
- For as little as $50, Americans desperate for jobs are buying phony degrees with seals from prestigious universities like Columbia.
- So what touchstone can we use to distinguish genuine from phoney forwardists?
- Perhaps he can find some money to put towards some genuine tax reform by clamping down on these phoney charities.
- Sadly, phoney clinics offer spurious tests which will diagnose allergies in virtually anybody.
- You have to show genuine empathy, not phony sympathy.
- There was a group that modeled themselves on Wittgenstein, which I thought was quite phony and pretentious.
- Labour has cooked up this phoney row just to manufacture cheap headlines on the eve of a general election.
- Who could have failed to see that there were no manufacturer's name or address or ingredients or shelf-life on the packages of the phoney milk powder?
- The 1990s was a decade of fraudulent privatisations, phony education and poverty alleviating campaigns.
- A phony Tiffany brand watch, whose genuine model carries 160,000 yen price tag in Japan, is on sale for 150 yuan.
nombrePlural phoneys, Plural phonies
1(person)farsante femenino coloquialhe's not a real count, he's a phony — no es un conde de verdad, es un impostor / un farsante
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