In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bent, twisted)(line/arms/legs) torcido(arms/line/legs) chueco Latin America(person/back) encorvado(road/path) sinuoso(path/road) lleno de curvasthe picture's still crooked — el cuadro todavía está chueco
- she gave me a crooked grin — me hizo una mueca
- Some first or permanent teeth may be missing, abnormally shaped or crooked.
- He had cold blue eyes with pale blonde hair and a hooked crooked nose that made his feature ugly.
- It looked distorted and out of place with its crooked hands and bent face.
- He stretched out, his arm bent and crooked, and grasped the paper in between his fingertips.
- His wife smiled, showing us her lovely, crooked teeth.
- Some were crooked, some had curves in their build, and others had great holes in their sides.
- Many are shaped like small potatoes but others are curiously long and curved like crooked sausages.
- Rows of sharp, crooked teeth protruded from between the lips that were forever twisted in a frozen snarl.
- The second face was withered and ancient, with watery eyes peering out from above a crooked hooked nose.
- He has protruding or crooked teeth which affect the shape of his top lip.
- The thick undergrowth spilled over rotting remnants of fences and a crooked signpost at the intersection of the drive.
- The furniture was the wrong shape - it was curved and crooked.
- He handed the bowl and spoon to Ben and kept the plate for himself, pulling a bent and crooked little spoon of his own from his boot.
- Heads up, shoulders back, there wasn't even a hint of a shirt sticking out, a crooked tie or a dirty shoe, as pupils smiled broadly at the President.
- The wing lost its crooked shape, becoming straight, but not without pain to its owner.
- There was this big logo on the wall shaped like a crooked cross with a big red sun in the middle.
- All the molding in the hallway is warped and crooked.
- Many of the shelves were old and crooked, weighed down over the years by books and trinkets his grandfather had collected.
- The youngest children were always afraid of him, for he looked so odd and menacing with his one eye, crooked back, hooked nose and black cloak.
- The man had his back to her and was busily arranging mugs on a crooked wooden shelf.
- If this is true, then people are just naturally dishonest and crooked and downright rotten.
- She mumbled back, ‘So tell me, who hired you and your crooked band of thugs this time?’
- A pair of thugs demand that she tell them where she keeps the stash of diamonds they are certain her crooked father left her.
- He believed he was a crooked, corrupt individual simply out for personal gain, and he was mostly right.
- The refugees' precarious situations, and their unfamiliarity with the claimant process, make them easy prey for crooked consultants.
- A crooked financier is facing jail over a £4.5m scam to trick hospitals, including two in Yorkshire.
- The people who perpetrated that buy-back scheme are despicable, deceitful, dishonest, and crooked.
- Is the pharmaceutical industry a dangerous and crooked business that federal and state authorities need to bring to heel?
- As history shows, criminals and crooked cops collude where opportunity takes them.
- The media should be encouraged to do more investigative stories to expose the crooked and corrupt elements in the country.
- Will there still be questions about crooked politicians?
- From the start he exploited the over-work, underfunding and inefficiency then endemic in many hospital accounts departments for his own crooked ends.
- Criminals of all hues from drug dealers to crooked business people are busy trying to convert hoarded pounds.
- I played a crooked game and I have lost.
- Drugs arrive in federal prisons via crooked guards, are smuggled in by visitors or are tossed over the wall; the provincial jail system leaves more avenues open.
- But it's done nothing to silence the critics, who are still baying for a new, independent body to tackle crooked cops and underworld gangsters.
- How can you begin to battle crime when so many cops are on the payrolls of criminals, be they drug pushers or crooked businessmen?
- Based on the life of crooked gangsters in New York, the story was a huge success on the film screen.
- One of the first things on his agenda was to issue orders to crack down on crooked police officers and drug related crimes.
- A little crooked at times, he takes high-profile business cases for the money, while finding the time to defend poor clients as well.
2informal(dishonest)deshonestochueco Chile Mexico informal
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