In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1vildespreciableinfameyou despicable liar! — ¡vil mentiroso!
- it's utterly despicable to treat a friend like that — es una canallada tratar así a un amigo
- The way the council acts is despicable and should not be allowed.
- He soon found himself involved in one of the most despicable trades of those days - slavery.
- The roads have been in despicable condition for years and markings do not seem to exist at all.
- I have a confession to make: I have recently been engaged in the unwholesome and despicable act of spying.
- It is even more despicable that there are some people who are prepared to listen.
- The subsequent debacle of all three is farcical as well as despicable.
- These are foolish and despicable crimes, often carried out by youngsters from the area in which the school is based.
- All right, that's a pretty despicable thing to say and I'm restraining myself because you're a friend.
- The attacks are a despicable crime that will horrify anyone with any shred of decency or humanity.
- Lies for no good reason are despicable and should be avoided at all costs.
- I was a student, and the way they dealt with students was despicable.
- The way people across the district were left stranded is totally despicable.
- A despicable attack of blatant hatred has failed completely to tear us apart.
- In other words, this is a revenge movie, which makes us the despicable, deserving victims.
- This is truly disgusting stuff - morally despicable and professionally disreputable.
- This car belonged to a pensioner who has difficulty walking and, because of this despicable act, is now housebound.
- The manipulation of donated aid resources is a most despicable moral crime.
- Police have described the crime as despicable and urged members of the public to help them catch the callous thief.
- This would encourage the victims to come forward and do much to bring an end to this type of despicable organised crime.
- Of all the shabby, shameful, disgraceful, despicable political acts, this was as bad as they get.
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