In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1reto masculinedesafío masculineshe did it on / (British) for a dare — lo hizo porque la retaron / la desafiaron
- They begin a long game of dares, passing the tin back and forth between them.
- Scarlet's face lit up as if she had just had the most perfect idea for a dare.
- We would camp out in the backyard and run naked through the grass on a dare.
- There's the time Morrieson drove his car along the main trunk line for a dare.
- Serious suggestions are good too. This is not really a dares request.
- She awoke slowly, her head throbbing as it had the time she had taken a whole tankard of ale on a dare from the boys.
- He felt like a schoolboy on a dare, though he admitted he would have been much more afraid had he been a schoolboy at that time.
- It is believed the youngsters started climbing as a dare.
- No doubt someone will tell us the design meets the necessary standards, but if so, the standards do not recognise what children will do for a dare.
- Crazy South African Guy, on a dare, drank five cans of Coke in under ten minutes.
- Take on a dare, and demonstrate that you don't always take yourself so seriously.
- Glenn Hughes was a toll collector at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel until he auditioned for the San Francisco band on a dare.
- ‘They will be fairly straightforward dares, with lots of humour though some might require a bit of skill and gut,’ says Ho.
- On her fifteenth birthday she had stupidly agreed to jump off a branch of a willow tree over a shallow ravine some ten feet below on a dare.
- John told us a funny story that I'd never heard about how he climbed his school's roof for a dare.
- Moffit was not the kind of man to make a brag or take a dare or issue a challenge.
- The teenager who's later revealed as the injured driver, asks his friend if he'd complete a number of absurd dares.
- His start came at the tender age of 18 when he began performing stand-up comedy on a dare from his University dorm mates.
- It was during recess and I climbed into a first floor classroom window on a dare by Billy Aredo.
- I had randomly approached him and had a little conversation with him due to a dare Riley had challenged me to.
1atreverse aanimarse aosar literaryyou dare touch me and I'll scream! — ¡como te atrevas a tocarme, grito!
- just you dare! — ¡atrévete y verás!
- how dare you speak to me like that! — ¡cómo te atreves a hablarme así!
- don't you dare go in there! — ¡ni se te ocurra entrar ahí!
- I didn't dare answer — no me atreví / no me animé a contestar
- I daren't tell her — no me atrevo / no me animo a decírselo
- he dare not answer — no osa responder
1(be so bold)to dare to + inf — atreverse / animarse a + inf
- I didn't dare to answer — no osé responder
- you mean they dared to publish that? — ¡no me digas que tuvieron el valor de publicarlo!
- He also did not want to get into the position where nobody would dare confront him about the matter.
- And suddenly I had the impression that there is an invisible line surrounding our cardinal that nobody dares to cross.
- I'm still in shock from the after effects of that kiss, surprised at my own daring and marveling at Jake's sheer adorableness at the same time.
- Nobody dared speculate yesterday as to what that margin might be.
- Almost nobody dares to walk there, due to the snow.
- As only God was considered to be perfect, nobody dared to throw the first stone.
- Even now, interviewed thirty years later, the wife yells at the husband for daring the wrath of these wiseguys.
- It was a rainy, bleak, and dark midsummer night, when nobody dared even to step through the door.
- A more obvious explanation stares European governments in the face, but nobody dares to act.
- Nobody in his country dared to befriend him because of his important status.
- Nobody dared to dream that they would end up winning three.
- She had never been brave enough to dare even a tame ride around the temple grounds on its back after that.
- Her dance instructor was one of the few who dared the wrath of the king, and spoke to the young girl, whom he pitied.
- Everybody knew what the answer was, but nobody dared to speak up first.
- Nobody even dared to look at me when I ran out: George was shooting daggers at any straying eyes.
- In a society of individualists nobody dare admit to being a conformist.
- The buildings are dark and lifeless; nobody dares to light any lanterns or candles.
- He went on air on a Sunday afternoon and captivated his audience for three hours, nobody daring to ‘switch that dial’ as he would say himself!
- But nobody had dared to link the Prime Minister with what was being done in his name.
- At a time when even the secret services are bound by the demands of openness and transparency, nobody dares put their name to any demand that might be construed as underhand.
- I did receive a kind note from a visitor who thanked me for my courage, and for daring to portray Mary in that way.
- Once Brett passed away, some were ready to say nobody would dare try to fill his shoes.
- When Hampson closes his eyes at the end and bows his head, nobody dares to clap.
- So far, nobody has dared to suggest that European politicians could be the culprits.
2.1(challenge)desafiarretarto dare sb to + inf — retar / desafiar a algn a + inf/ a que + subj
- they dared him to jump off the bridge — lo desafiaron a tirarse / a que se tirara del puente
- go on, dive in, I dare you! — ¡anda, tírate! ¿a que no te atreves / a que no eres capaz?
- she dared him to prove that it was not so — lo desafió a que probara que no era así
- He made ridiculous demands, daring people to defy them. ‘Mad with power’ didn't even begin to cover it.
- With a sneer she finished and straightened up, adopting an air that dared me to challenge her.
- Marka's violet eyes glared at him, Simian's light brown ones flashed at her, daring her to challenge him again.
- He looked straight into Heero's eyes, daring him to challenge what he was about to say next.
- Christy smirks, daring me to challenge her position.
- Tariq walked back onto the court, shrugging his shoulders in a kind of taunt, as if daring someone to challenge his stark conclusion.
- Buck's eyes glared challengingly at her, daring her to dispute the will.
- Colton still stood there holding the sword as if daring any thief to challenge him.
- Jonathon's tepid gaze defied her, dared her to lose her temper.
- His blue eyes stared at her challengingly, as if daring her to tell him to move.
- He looks at me, daring me to challenge his coolness.
- Redfern said he doubted the law would be overturned and dared anyone to challenge it.
- Luna could feel a presence around Tiamat that dared people to challenge her.
- He looked me in the eye practically daring me to challenge him.
- The first half of this action-filled story is so alive and challenging that it dares the audience to take its eyes from the stage, until the breathing space of the interval.
- He took a step towards me, brown eyes daring me to challenge him.
- She looked to Alyx, daring him to challenge her logic.
- His unique eyes challenged hers, daring her to go back on her word.
- Caitlin raised her eyebrows, daring him to disagree.
- We glared at each other for a few more seconds, his silver eyes narrowed slightly, daring me to challenge him.
- She smirked at me… challenging me, daring me to prove her accusation wrong… And I couldn't.
2.2literary(fury/wrath) desafiar literary
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