In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(untidy) dejado masculino(untidy) dejada femenino(untidy) desaliñado masculino(untidy) desaliñada femenino(lazy) haragán masculino(lazy) haragana femenino
- I help the auctioneer, the sloven does not half know his business.
- Battered, weather-beaten taxis, driven by sloven drivers, their shirts unbuttoned, looking as weather-beaten as their vehicles.
- He may have been king of the aesthetes and the quintessential dandy about town - but behind the bedroom door, Oscar Wilde lived the life of a careless sloven.
- Yet Seibei is grave and self-possessed, not a sloven but a man committed to various duties-among them the care of his dotty mother and his two beloved children.
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