In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(expression/eyes) furtivo(appearance) sospechoso
- She was shifty, evasive and clearly unprepared for the assault.
- No, he said, he did not agree that he was shifty or dishonest, but he pointed out that he had moved his position on evidence once or twice.
- Now comes the news that her shifty lawyer father has only 48 hours to raise a lot of money or face financial ruin and imprisonment.
- ‘The secret to door opening is this, Melissa,’ James glanced around in a shifty manner.
- His overall appearance was that of a shifty man who couldn't be trusted.
- We're pretty sure there are shifty people somewhere.
- Sure, it made me seem like a shifty person, but so be it.
- Gazing down shows that either you're shifty - and therefore lying - or that you are defeated.
- He stealthed behind her for a few minutes before she turned into an alleyway, where a shifty character stood waiting for her.
- Turns out they pay an idiotic sum (think thousands of Canadian dollars) to a couple of shifty sailors to take them there.
- Not only had I failed in my duties, but some other guy - a dopey, shifty guy we both knew - had sent her flowers with a card attached.
- You guys are shifty, and you guys answer quickly with tremendous certainty, and it's the wrong answer.
- And he looked like a shifty dealer just opening his pack.
- His manner was shifty; there was guilt written all over his face.
- It is a slow-boiler of a film, an exercise in the suspense that spooky children, locked doors, creaking floors, mist, candles and shifty characters do best.
- My shifty manner is, I am pretty sure, that of the classic fraudster.
- It seems that the shifty fellow had broken into the small museum in the town and in an unguarded moment had filched the treasure map and a few gold coins.
- In fact, come to think of it, he was downright shifty.
- When I came to, I found myself tightly tied to a steel chair guarded by a few shifty men guarding me with loaded guns.
- But he's shifty and elusive in the open field and could preserve the big-play ability Smith may otherwise miss on kick returns.
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