In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1burlarsemofarseto scoff at sb/sth — burlarse / mofarse de algn/algo
- you may scoff — búrlate todo lo que quieras
- I believe hardcore fisherman may scoff at this time of day, thinking that you have to be up at the crack of dawn to make the best of it.
- We scoff at the notion that anybody would be taken in by such scams.
- The older generation, such as Aunt Olivia, tended to scoff at such suggestions.
- I scoffed at the idea of such a thing when it first struck me, just as many of you are scoffing now.
- Ten years ago, I would have scoffed at anybody who dared to speak such blasphemy.
- I think most people would scoff at the idea, and rightly so.
- Throw in a road that twists all over the hill like a drunken sailor on leave, and you'll never scoff at a moped again.
- Scott seems to scoff at talent identification.
- At the time, North scoffed at the suggestion such a link existed.
- She scoffed loudly and threw her hands in the air, clearly annoyed.
- Matt silently scoffed under his breath, not moving from the bed.
- And while social programs are nothing to scoff at, the more mundane stuff, like where to go when you're 17 on a Friday night, is what most underagers are most concerned with.
- "A meek little mouse, she is, " the dark-haired man scoffed.
- Trent scoffed in complete disgust, though he wasn't really thinking about the price of the wine.
- I scoffed at him, nudging him with my foot, and he lashed out at me.
- The man scoffed in disgust, and threw the paper away, walking on brusquely.
- The critics scoff, but we find this to be a clue.
- He scoffed at college, saying that he'd made a lot of money and he hadn't even bothered to finish college.
- Out of the corner of my eye I noted Patterson scoffing in disbelief.
- When I asked a friend if he thought he was able to still be friends with the love of his life because of that very fact, he scoffed at me.
1burla femeninomofa femeninohis remarks were greeted with scoffs and jeers — sus comentarios fueron recibidos con burlas y abucheos
- And with a scoff to the gentleman, wherever he was, Mitch turned around and headed for the garage to get back to that overheating engine.
- Shaking his head with a scoff, he answered, ‘Fine.’
- Rachel forced a scoff as she turned for the pink canopy bed.
- It was more like a harsh bark of a scoff, rather than a laugh.
- I don't even think before I manage a scoff, and I scrunch up my nose.
- I was about to say something when Austin interrupted by letting out a loud scoff.
- William exhaled resignedly and let out a mild scoff.
- All I could do was let out a scoff with a smile.
- Jesse let out a sound - half a scoff, half a snort - and gave me a look.
- With a scoff, she answered, ‘Always the suspicious one.’
- Unfortunately, these opinion-oriented authors have gotten nothing but scoffs from friends of mine.
- She let out a loud scoff and flipped her ponytail over her shoulder, beginning to carelessly check her hair for split ends.
- I usually would give such a thing a scoff and forget about it.
- In the background, behind the murmuring and brash conversations that were held in the room, the faint lyrics of a rock song he had heard before were drowned out by the scoffs, taunts and laughing of the foul company the tavern housed.
- Such a response only won her a scoff from the woman.
- Epitomizing Sokurov's ambivalence, the narrator scoffs at the film's climactic (or should I say inevitable?) ballroom dance yet expresses regret at having to leave.
- Luckily I recovered with a scoff, the evil eye, and a quick getaway.
- She looked up and glared at me hard for a moment before she shook her head and gave a soft amused noise that was halfway towards being a disbelieving scoff.
- Her converser let out a quick breath, almost a scoff.
- Shane's upper lip curled up and she emitted a scoff of disgust.
1(eat greedily)engullirsezamparsemorfarse Río de la Plata argothe's scoffed the lot! — ¡se lo ha engullido / zampado todo!
- She scoffed her food down quickly.
- If the locals aren't scoffing ripe fruit and fresh pasta from the table they are lying flat out on it, getting a massage.
- Kerri's appetite was well and truly back as she scoffed them and talked to Danielle about girly things.
- So, instead of eating a roll of Munchies I would scoff a handful of blueberries.
- Igor was busy most of the time scoffing a hamburger, which he propped up on the music stand before and after solos.
- It would be unwise to keep Koi if you live on the flight path of migrating osprey - they'll scoff the lot, as will herons.
- But I still detected some misgivings - and not only among the press corps scoffing moussaka between briefings.
- Crab risotto and rib-eye steaks are scoffed by families on holiday and hungry yachties.
- I was to nervous to eat much, but I had watched them scoff their food down quickly as we made our way to the back door of the club.
- Hedge your bets by planting different species, as it is unlikely that the birds will scoff the lot.
- As I don't, I scoffed the lot with a good deal of plain rice for mopping up.
- However, she says the single life does have its advantages including being able to scoff junk food in front of the TV and have the privacy of your own bathroom.
- I'm ashamed to say it now, but in a moment of weakness I scoffed them as the plate swept past me on the way to your table.
- As if to prove the point, she whipped out a large pile of ham and scoffed the lot.
- I'm only responsible for scoffing the plain ones.
- For the record I scoffed a tiny tub of blackcurrant so purple it sent my teeth mauve, and another of gooseberry and elderflower.
- Luckily, Carrie is well practised at disguising her vegetarianism and has been known to scoff hamburgers whole just to throw people off her scent.
- You changed clothes when you got to the airlock on the Moon, but Adam planned to scoff his candies on the shuttle.
- He scoffed the rest of his appetizer as Wendy made her way to the kitchen.
- But what makes this weekend off so much more special than the rest is the fact that we have an excuse to scoff countless numbers of chocolate Easter eggs.
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