In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person)animal masculine informalbestia masculinebruto masculinebruta feminineher son is a big brute of a man — su hijo es un animal / una / un bestia
- The early humanoids traditionally characterised as ape-like brutes were deeply emotional beings with high-pitched voices.
- Distraught pet owners have offered a reward to find the brute who slashed their cat with a knife and left it for dead with a 12-inch gash across its back and side.
- The people who really could complain about being portrayed as sadistic brutes are the Roman soldiers.
- Eventually, though, her Catholic aspirations to Protestant gentility and heavy-handed elocution lessons failed to soothe her brute of a husband.
- Running contrary to the accepted belief that Neanderthals were nothing but savage brutes, the child - either a foetus aged seven months or a child no more than a few weeks old - had been buried in a grave.
- On the other hand, we get the old chestnut of the renegade bandit who preys on travelers, except in this case, he's presented as a sadistic brute.
- She was the only young girl in a tavern full of large ugly brutes.
- The public would view the woman's affair as a sad, desperate attempt to gain some comfort in the hellish life her brute of a husband had imposed on her.
- These form a virtual catalogue of Europe's vision of the New World's inhabitants, who were seen in turn as noble savages or heathen brutes.
- If the people are not violent brutes then they are passive victims.
- To others, we are a combination of animals, brutes, deviates, psychopaths, products of broken homes, or just plain psychologically unbalanced individuals.
- The Irish father is a brute of a colonial policeman who, when not violating his child, enjoys casually smacking her in the mouth.
- But that, in a way, is what it is to be a human being: an aesthete and yet still a savage, a moral being with a brute's appetite.
- Watching these distinguished gentlemen operate, we feel certain that the old stereotypes of Italian-American men as Mafiosi, brutes, sexual predators, or idiots are behind us.
- It was cold out there and that horse was a notorious brute.
- Traffic jitters and frustration turned nice people into bullies and brutes.
- ‘You were not made to live like brutes,’ Levi quotes, ‘but to follow virtue and knowledge.’
- All the stories that she had heard about Gryphon's made them out as brutes and violent beasts, but Osiris proved them wrong every day.
- My fellow men were ugly brutes, caring only for their immediate needs and base cravings.
- He's a brute, an offense to human decency.
- What about that line - every person, every single person had the potential to be a brute, a thug, a murderer - do you think that's true?
- But the popular image of Mary Shelley's monster as a lurching brute is a world away from her original vision.
- We cannot ourselves contribute to the stereotype that portrays these men as savage brutes unable to resolve their differences in a peaceful manner.
- Among the people he knows in London are Wemmick, a clerk in Jaggers' office who becomes a friend, and Bentley Drummle, a horrible brute of a boy who begins to make moves on Estella.
2(animal)bestia feminine informal
- What I remember is that the film starred Will Fyffe, whose big black dog was rather an unreliable brute that was suspected of sheep worrying.
- The landing was home to a pair of scabrous aging brutes, a wolf dog (I suspect) and a forlorn Great Dane.
- Some observers hypothesize that she had been indoctrinated to believe the malicious stereotype of the Ursidae as awkward, clumsy, ill-mannered brutes.
- At one time a pack of them made an attack on Mr. Paschal's dog when tied within ten feet of the cabin, and but for prompt interference the canine would have furnished a supper for the hungry brutes.
3(sth difficult)it's a brute to open — da mucho trabajo abrirlo
1brute force — fuerza bruta feminine
- they used brute force to get him out of the car — lo sacaron del coche por la fuerza
- We stand to lose as long as we keep convincing other people in other parts of the world that the only way you can really resolve a dispute is by having more weapon strength, more brute force.
- For all their brute strength, tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles can be temperamental beasts, requiring frequent attention to get the best out of them.
- Tenderness is more of a show of strength than brute force, because it is harder to be compassionate than it is to be mighty.
- But Carrot is actually the figure in the unconscious of every policeman and every criminal, who stands for justice, and who makes policing something more than the exercise of brute force.
- The possession of vast territory, raw physical resources, and brute power guarantees neither prosperity nor peace.
- Sometimes brute strength and strategic maneuvers enable the intruder to force his way past the guard and into the tunnel, where the sparring resumes.
- Kain's character is the epitome of the physical character; brute force and power are his primary tools.
- Unlike the hard martial arts, Tai chi is characterized by soft, slow, flowing movements that emphasize force, rather than brute strength.
- The power to hoist such weight is not all brute strength - though physical force is crucial.
- The triumph of the strong over the weak and the effectiveness and inevitability of brute force are merely the working out of the natural order.
- Such relations, contributing to a sense of continuity bridge the gap between the listener and the brute physicality of the musical language.
- I used to know a guy who said, ‘There is no problem so subtle or complex that it can't be solved by brute force and ignorance.’
- It depends mostly on economic strength, backed up with intimidation and brute force.
- I'm quite small like Bruce Lee was and martial arts are really about agility and skill, there's very little brute force involved.
- But the people of Puerto Rico are also human beings with a right to live and prosper that brute force cannot deny.
- It's the only form of politics he knows: You foment a crisis, then use deceit, fear and brute force to impose your radical agenda.
- But there's little hope that a bully who is accustomed to satisfying his craving for any substance through brute force would want to change now, even as disaster looms large on the horizon.
- Unlike in some other sports, sheer athletic ability and brute strength play a less prominent role.
- On the one hand a dreamy excursion into one of the most exotic but desolate places in the world and on the other sheer brute physicality, the annual Marathon des Sables is seven days of exultation and desperation in the Sahara Desert.
- It was made up of ‘horse whisperers’, men who knew and passed on the secret of quickly breaking wild horses by bonding with them and earning their trust, rather than using brute force.
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