In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Mythologydemonio masculinebefore noun [as modifier] the demon drink — el demonio de la bebida
- On Japanese art objects, Kintaro is usually shown fighting with a wild animal or a demon.
- The Japanese culture and arts have been strongly influenced by a wide-spread belief in ghosts, demons and supernatural spirits.
- Shadows of beasts and demons flickered bigger-than-life on the walls.
- ‘People who lived on the streets due to the abuse of drugs, were not mentally deranged but possessed by demons,’ he said.
- From that there can be no doubt that the power of a demon is destructive - his purpose in dominating the personality is to destroy it.
- Early Christian art painted demons and devils as black figures.
- It was a large wave of monsters, made up mainly of ogres and dog demons.
- Can a pharmacist refuse to fill a prescription because he or she believes the client is possessed by demons?
- In the first one I look like some evil demon has possessed me.
- This type of dragon was considered by many to be the intermediate stage between a demon and the Devil and as such came into Christian belief.
- In Tartini's time, the Devil personified the spirit of evil, a demon, the ruler of Hell, and the chief adversary of God.
- But there is simply no credible evidence to suggest the boy was possessed by demons or evil spirits.
- In a statement to the inquest, Mr Delstanche senior, said his son was not trying to harm himself but thought he could burn the spirits or demons out of his body.
- Indeed, they would conclude that he was possessed by an evil demon.
- Possession by a bad spirit (a demon or witch) has been cited as the cause of some of the evil things people do.
- Frescoes of demons and spirits writhe across the walls of its prayer halls, and the drone of absorbed monks fills dim rooms and corridors.
- Tibetans treat the blind as outcasts because they believe they are possessed by demons or have committed evil in a prior life.
- As well as animal forms, demons can have other grotesque and hideous forms.
- The demons and other beasts that escaped banishment hid in the dark places of the world, like the forests and great pits.
- At any rate, the talk show host was advising a father who thought his son was possessed by a demon.
1.2informal (naughty child)demonio masculine informaldiablo masculine informalhe's a little demon — es un diablillo informal
- Three, I'm a sadistic demon that delights in your emotional pain.
- York trumpeter Greg Wadman heads for Scarborough Jazz on Tuesday, with demon guitarist Trevor Holroyd.
- This is the second time in 12 months that Sondheim's demon barber has appeared in London.
- She's a triathelete and is a little speed demon.
- Remember those occasions when he would have made batting easy for his partners by taking on the demon bowlers all by himself.
- Cotton might not be the demon fabric that performance apparel manufacturers say it is, but I'm going to keep my Under Armour shirt.
- My wife, Bobbie, and I found the Vietnamese to be sweet people, demon entrepreneurs, not at all unfriendly to us.
- Why did he go from nearly human to cruel demon in a heartbeat?
- For Ben the Bucket, the Dale's demon gardener, the summer has been both a triumph and a tragedy.
- You play as Jenn who thinks herself a normal girl who likes to have fun, but as the story progresses she learns that she posses demon abilities.
- Can this demon conductor possibly be pried away from his beloved Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg and tied permanently to New York?
- Our first tests of the company's new speed demon show some impressive performance gains.
- No, they are not animals, they are evil demons who hide under the cloak of kindness and normality while they hatch their plots.
- After all, no child could resist the commanding and manipulating voice of a demon.
- She had been manipulated by the demon, just as Koreko had been.
- That, or there's some twisted sadist of a blind, jealous lunatic demon deceiving me.
- Even before the tourists jetted out from Blighty former Australian bowling demon Dennis Lillee delivered a withering a verdict on the England attack.
- As a sideline he was a classical violinist, a master bridge player and a demon at gin rummy, but golf was where he got his kicks.
- You are just hiding your true feelings; you hate us, you think we are evil wicked demons from hell here to rip you to shreds.
2.1(enthusiast)a demon for sth
- she's a demon for work/exercise — es una bestia trabajando/haciendo ejercicio
- So how odd that Howard should invest so much time and political capital in building a whole speech round this non-existent demon.
2.2(talented person)(bowler/shot) endiabladamente bueno informala demon at sth
- he's a demon at chess/golf — es una fiera / un hacha jugando al ajedrez/golf
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