In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal/person) asustarI wasn't the least bit scared by it — no me dio nada de miedo
- you scared me! — ¡qué susto me diste!
- We humans love to scare ourselves, but rarely do our worst fears come to be - partly because we worry so much.
- A brave businesswoman who is scared stiff of sharks is set to take the charity plunge into a tank full of the fearsome fish.
- But the upper class is scared stiff of his rise, and plots to foil his attempts through fraud.
- Shock and awe rested, it was argued, ultimately on the ability to ‘frighten, scare, intimidate and disarm’.
- He took a couple steps forward and thrust out with his sword, hoping to intimidate them or scare them away.
- Instilling a feeling of insecurity is the best way to scare your population into submission and frighten away potential investors.
- The man says he is convinced that they were large, non-native cats and said he was shocked and scared by the confrontation.
- If the cow gets too close to the fence co-ordinates, the collar will make a noise, or give the cow an electric shock to scare it away.
- I know guys are supposed to be driven by their hormones at this age, but Eros was really, really scaring me with how driven he actually was.
- I realized I must look rather intimidating so I relaxed and laughed so as not to scare everyone further.
- The word alone creates fear, and by now almost anything manages to scare a lot of Americans.
- She was wasting her time, trying to scare an already badly frightened man.
- The biggest fear was one that could easily happen and was what scared them most!
- A masculine voice inquired from somewhere to her left, effectively scaring the living daylights out of Sydney and drawing a startled yelp from her lips.
- I suspect from the amount of screaming she did (the nurses closed the door for fear she would scare the other patients) that it hurt.
- Some are scared stiff of losing their work, others are pressured by family members not to complain.
- This news really scared the other animals and panic was starting to grip them.
- With every corner she turned she had to fly past another guard, and with every door she opened another alarm would sound and scare her out of her wits.
- They are scared stiff of what other people think, who in turn are scared stiff of what they think.
- I had never been scared by wind before and I was shocked to have found this fear.
1asustarseshe doesn't scare easily — no se asusta fácilmente
1(fright, shock)susto masculinoto give sb a scare — darle un susto a algn
- you gave me the scare of my life! — ¡me diste un susto de padre y señor mío!
- Even with an admittedly disturbing ring, a cell phone could never match the scare of a clown jumping out of a closet, brandishing an ice pick.
- It almost seems too emotionally manipulative for a horror show, it doesn't truly rely on scares or spookiness just loss and pain and the suggestion of mental illness.
- When audiences buy into the trailer of a studio horror flick, they accept the unwritten disclaimer stating that nothing original will happen, yet some well-worked scares are there for the taking.
- My mind was kind putting me at rest after it gave me the scare of my life.
- It brilliantly mixes action, atmosphere and jump-out-of-your-seat scares and its female protagonists look likely to succeed in taking the film beyond horror's usual male fan base.
- The story is gripping and, although the pace is less frenetic than other genre outings, there are plenty of shocks and scares.
- She figured that he was on the phone or watching television, and decided to jump in the room and maybe give him the scare of his life.
- ‘I suppose I gave quite a scare,’ he chuckled in amusement.
- If you have a scare, you are suddenly aware of your body.
- Which reminds me to mention a word of caution when managing cows around calving time, there is nothing like a good scare to make one realise the dangers of attack.
- For example, when we see that Emily owns a cat, is there any doubt it will jump out at someone for a cheap scare later on?
- Ivory's head snapped up to look him straight in the eyes, her face now a pale sheet of white from the sudden scare.
- When the game started 45 minutes later I got the scare of my life.
- It has a fair share of scares and horror moments in it, ones that stick with you after the movie is over.
- The plot is very hokey, just like any good horror movie, but the scares are genuine.
- Mama gave me the scare of my life!
- They had been given a scare; one that will stand them in good stead.
- Everything is so desperately contrived and unconvincing that you really don't care what happens, and any scares along the way are as frightening as a close friend shouting ‘boo’.
- I really enjoy the scare from a great horror movie, but have to say it runs a close second place to a great comedy or romantic comedy!
- Megan immediately halted and leaned on the pole tip for support, gulping in air after the sudden scare.
(panic)the AIDS scare spread very rapidly — el pánico del sida cundió muy rápidamente
- before noun scare campaign — campaña intimidatoria
- don't try and use scare tactics on us — no intenten meternos miedo
- In Germany, the food scare has sparked an about-face on agricultural policy.
- Three years later, in 1957, America went through one of its biggest nuclear scares.
- Nearly every year a frost scare occurs in the grain market.
- The move follows a scare on May 11, when authorities ordered workers to evacuate several federal buildings.
- He says talking publicly about his own cancer scare helped him get through it.
- Many of those who gave up beef following the BSE scare have gone back to eating organic beef.
- A year of financial crises, political scandal and swine flu scares have battered national confidence.
- The lake, which was closed due to bacteria scares in January 2002, faces a new crisis as low water levels threaten to close the recreational spot in the middle of the skiing season.
- Despite recent scares, online banking is still on the rise.
- A tourist caused a security scare when he deliberately left his bag of dirty washing on a plane which brought him home from Ibiza.
- Thousands of mini-buses are likely to be recalled by manufacturers Mercedes-Benz after a crash in Greater Manchester triggered a safety scare.
- One of the reasons why people need to be taught how to use the computer properly is that there have been some recent scares about internet security.
- She has resumed official duties after 20 days of medical leave following a cancer scare.
- Commuters travelling on London Underground services last night were facing further disruption in the wake of the terror attacks and security scares.
- A major pollution scare was sparked off in York after dead fish were found floating in the River Foss.
- The recent mad cow crisis is only the latest in a series of food scares that have driven consumers to demand more precise food labeling regulations.
- Recent food scares have made the public sensitive to new, apparently untested technologies.
- The recent scare over Scottish salmon highlighted the need for the highest standards in production.
- She was upset at having been implicated in causing a food scare and described the report as "absolute nonsense".
- The number of food scares over recent years has not only made the consumer more aware of what they eat, but also where they eat.
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