In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1informal (stupid)(person/suggestion/idea) estúpido
- Members of our race are ignorant, stubborn, and thickheaded.
- Mike closes his eyes, feeling incredibly thickheaded.
- I've seen the way he looked at you - or are you too thickheaded to notice it?
- Apparently, the thickheaded moron beside me was incapable of keeping his mouth shut.
- Melissa suddenly cursed herself for being so thickheaded.
- I tried getting through to you but you're too thickheaded!
1.2informal (obstinate)(person) cabezón coloquial(person) cabeza dura coloquial(refusal) empecinado
2(groggy)groggy coloquialgrogui coloquial
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