In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(mad, foolish)(action/person/idea) locothat's crazy — es una locura
- to go crazy — (mentally, become distraught) enloquecerse
- the fans go crazy every time she walks on stage — los fans se vuelven locos / se enloquecen cada vez que sale al escenario
- don't tell my mom, she'll go crazy — no le cuentes a mamá, que se va a poner furiosa
- to drive sb crazy — volver loco a algn
- like crazy — como (un) loco
- He said his 34-year-old nephew was like a son to him, but ‘this stupid, foolish, crazy act of murder’ has taken him away.
- Everyone thought he went crazy, thought he was a madman.
- I must be crazy to think that I'd be safe from mosquitoes in my own bathroom.
- Whatever you think about private or public provision it is crazy to think that any kind of conservation policy can co-exist with free or heavily subsidised water.
- I'm told that I am crazy to think of moving to a really rural location, miles from the nearest town and the closest hospital.
- He looked at me as if I were just too crazy to be let out in public.
- The fact is, you'd have to be crazy to want to drive in central London, and it's been that way for 20 years or more.
- I mean, you'd have to be crazy to stand there facing an oncoming stampede of bison at full-throttle, everybody knows that.
- It would be crazy to run down stocks below the level at which they can be quickly replenished.
- A person would have to be crazy to suggest that it is.
- ‘We know it would be crazy to say there should be no economic growth,’ he explained.
- You'd be crazy to get a normal CD-ROM on your machine now.
- You'd have to be crazy to bring such obvious karmic repercussions down on yourself.
- I'd be crazy to put myself in a situation where I would feel compromised by my allegiance to the club.
- It seems totally crazy to have left a good job in NZ to come here to be together and then have to spend less time ‘together’ than we did when I lived in NZ.
- Did anyone tell you you were crazy to be running around a desert battlefield at your age?
- They start by telling you the man was crazy or deranged and conclude by saying he was a liar.
- Some would call you crazy to do what you did, fighting like a madman.
- I'd be crazy to champion the person who could push me right off the board.
- You would have to be totally crazy to take it if you knew beforehand what could happen.
- About a year and a half after the marriage broke up, things started to get bad and I sort of lost it… I went crazy.
- Most people thought Lincoln was crazy to fight a civil war where 620,000 people died in the North and South and the economy was destroyed.
- Those Brits were crazy to retreat from Dunkirk!
- So while he comes out looking like the hapless victim of wilful misinterpretation, Carol is portrayed as mentally fragile and misguided, if not downright crazy.
- Other lawyers said he was crazy to gamble millions of his firm's hours and resources on what looked like lost causes.
- People have told me that I'm crazy to do it but if I survive it will be an amazing trip.
- Maybe I'm crazy to think that people in power should be intelligent enough to conduct interviews and answer questions properly.
- She laughed again, as if the concept was too crazy to grasp.
- So people thought we were crazy to be dancing on the middle of the road.
- Anyone would be crazy to be out on these roads on a bike.
- To secular people it seems crazy, the triumph of religion over common sense.
- But I might be totally crazy, right?
- Not for the first time, I'm wondering if I'm crazy to be here.
- Michele is simply crazy to open her blog like this.
- He said that he ‘just went a little bit crazy, mental.’
- Though a sad, sick fan also went crazy and assaulted the referee.
- It would be absolutely crazy to go beyond Croke Park.
- It would be crazy to think of introducing another by-law to supersede one we have not even introduced yet.
- She just kinda looked at me as though I was crazy to think she would slide down that thing again.
- Maybe I was going completely crazy, which I think I was.
1.2(informal) (very enthusiastic)locoestar loco por algn informalto be crazy about / for / over sb — estar loco por algn
- to be crazy for / over sb
- I'm not crazy about the idea — la idea no me enloquece / no me vuelve loco
- The teacher, he admitted, wasn't crazy about his invention.
- I am not crazy about the color, but I love the design.
- No wonder some kids aren't so crazy about books.
- What's one thing about Mom that you're not crazy about?
- And you were crazy about him, too, once, remember?
- Just like his many fans, his TV family was crazy about him.
- I am crazy about music and movies and, as a hobby, I am addicted to searching for CDs, VCDs and DVDs in whatever places I can find them.
- I was crazy about children (especially babies) and the ticking got louder.
- I don't know if I'm crazy about the idea - I like a consistent look & feel.
- Another key reason that I'm crazy about marriage stems from the fact that it truly is a unique relationship, and one to be valued and cherished.
- As long time readers of this blog know, basketball is the one sport I really am crazy about, college basketball in particular.
- I'd never had the experience before of growing disenchanted with a girlfriend who I'd once been so crazy about.
- I like the melody of the acoustic guitar here, but I'm not crazy about the fact that it's acoustic guitar or that it's put with those other instruments.
- She was originally signed strictly as a vocalist but she was not crazy about singing someone else's songs and insisted on having input in the writing process.
- I mean, I knew from his scrapbook he was crazy about motorcycles.
- I'm not so crazy about the evidence of the saltwater.
- I'm not crazy about buying Zack a truck, but I'm willing to go for it.
- I have two pairs of slippers now, but I'm not crazy about either one.
- A few things contribute to why I'm so crazy about working out.
- I'm actually not too crazy about how this all happened.
2(crooked)peligrosoto lean at a crazy angle — inclinarse de modo peligroso
1USslangchiflado masculine informalchiflada feminine informalchalado masculine informalchalada feminine informal
- The legs were gnarled and twisted, the left one bent at a crazy angle making the beast tip to one side slightly.
- The world spun and I found I was lying on the floor with a dazed guard sprawled across my legs, the whole cab tilting over to the left at a crazy angle.
- Sweeping shots and crazy angles seem to add to the tense, built-up vibe the movie is trying to get across.
- She bounced it hard off the floor, and it careened off on a crazy angle.
- That night, as I closed my eyes to try to sleep, all I could see was the bow of the central hull, pointing at a crazy angle going full-throttle down a wave and accelerating into a wall of water.
- Crows flap across the screen like escapees from an Edgar Allan Poe story, and the local country folk are filmed at crazy angles so they all look like a potential threat.
- As in many Filipino homes, you occasionally see small lizards called geckos emerge from behind the sideboard, darting at crazy angles across the walls.
- Her body was crumbling: she was confined to a chair with an osteoporotic spine, and her neck seemed to have collapsed so that her head apparently sprouted from her upper chest at a crazy angle.
- Furniture hung out of shattered windows at crazy angles.
- He attempted the almost impossible, trying to squeeze the ball in from a crazy angle when really the pass to an attacking colleague was the only option.
- A smaller apartment block lay at a crazy angle, the higher floors collapsed in on lower ones, which had been pulverised.
- The only traces of the towers are a series of steel girders torn into crazy angles and already turning a rusty brown from the moisture coming off the nearby river.
- With a firm twist of her body, she got herself spiraling toward the ground at a crazy angle.
- The nearest vertical post shattered in a cloud of steam, and the tower tilted at a crazy angle, before ponderously toppling on those poor souls beneath it.
- He considered this, but he stifled his reply when he caught sight of a seemingly ordinary pile of rock that rose at a crazy angle out of the ground.
- Josie was wearing a floor long deep burgundy dress, her then blue hair pinned up at various crazy angles.
- He leapt again - at the window this time, barely making it shudder as the chair bounced off it at a crazy angle, ballooned out of his hands and almost struck Owen in the head as it glided across the corridor.
- If a player drives in at a crazy angle, let him miss the shot and concentrate on the rebound.
- The fort they made was a hodgepodge of triangular spaces and crazy roof angles.
- Three other blocks are still standing although one is at a crazy angle.
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