In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(anxious, troubled)inquietopreocupadoI feel uneasy about leaving the children alone — me inquieta / me preocupa dejar a los niños solos
- she had an uneasy conscience — no tenía la conciencia tranquila
- A silence came over them as neither knew what to say next to break the uneasy silence.
- The Spaniards grew fearful, uneasy and their discontent soon turned to open mutiny.
- There was nowhere else in the world she wanted to be yet she felt trapped, uneasy, restless.
- An uneasy silence descends in the hire car, and something tells me we need to confer.
- Diego grew uneasy with the silence and stood up, she walked to the door and knocked on it.
- After years of keeping quiet it is time to find his voice, time to send out echoes into the uneasy silence.
- I feel uneasy, a bit nervous, and very eager to get the move done now and all these boxes unpacked.
- The occasional acknowledgement of the audience jolts you into an uneasy self-consciousness.
- An uneasy silence and a certain amount of shifting in seats pervades the group.
- I mean we don't have to talk all the time, and there's never any uneasy silences.
- These families have not returned to Juda as yet and an uneasy silence pervades the huts left behind by them.
- When it works, it gives the film an appropriately edgy and uneasy feel.
- Now that the conversation had ended an uneasy silence had descended upon the building.
- In the past six months have you ever had a spell or an attack when you suddenly felt frightened, anxious, or very uneasy?
- The air in the infirmary seemed to thicken with an anxious, uneasy feeling.
- These figures unsettle the whole society, and make us feel uneasy and worried.
- If you have ever walked into a room that made you feel edgy or uneasy, it probably is out of balance.
- This is an area where I've often noticed politicians getting a bit fidgety, uneasy even.
- PC Dunn suggested that the appellant's demeanour was jittery and very uneasy.
- Cal turned off the music, causing the car to fill with an uneasy silence.
2(restless, disturbed)(night/sleep) agitado(night/sleep) intranquilo
3(awkward, constrained)(silence) incómodo(silence) molesto(silence) violentohe feels uneasy with strangers — se siente incómodo / no se siente a gusto cuando está con gente que no conoce
4(insecure, precarious)(peace/alliance) precario
- In my office, there are two warring factions maintaining an uneasy truce.
- An uneasy truce has broken out in the coffee shop cybersquatting war.
- It was an uneasy situation when a close friend pulls a gun on the most dangerous man in the world.
- With time running out, Hardy and Osborne call a temporary, if uneasy, truce.
- They have always had an uneasy relationship with a young man they have viewed as too brash.
- Oskar has an uneasy relationship with his mother, who has started seeing another man.
- After the war, she settled down to an uneasy domesticity with Penrose and their son.
- The incident comes at an uneasy time in relations between Washington and Beijing.
- Because of his concerns to get a job done right, Peter Saville and business have long had an uneasy relationship.
- I swear I have no idea how she does it, I mean putting me in strange and uneasy situations.
- Today's poem explores further that uneasy relationship between savage cat and gentle poet.
- Dolev says this uneasy truce is the most positive vision he can offer.
- Well, more accurately, people have had an uneasy relationship with fur on the catwalk.
- The outcome has been an uneasy truce - but one which can only help Zimbabwe cricket as it tries to rebuild.
- Modern Britain has certainly had an uneasy relationship with modern sexualities.
- An uneasy truce occurred during the war when hostilities seemed to cease.
- Ultimately, In Your Hands is about the unusual and uneasy relationship between the pair.
- Most of the time, it's an uneasy truce, but they've struck a good balance this year.
- Shoes have an uneasy relationship with feminism, because of their role as sexual signifiers.
- For many years, the small community has shared an uneasy truce with the creatures.
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