In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Religiondiablo masculinedemonio masculinethe devil — el demonio
- Hinduism is the only religion, whose God does not have any enemy, like the Devil or the Satan.
- It may be a bargain with the Devil, but it is a bargain that may be worthwhile in many cases.
- If a person believes themselves to be possessed by the Christian Devil, perform a Catholic exorcism.
- Terrorism may have replaced the Devil as the bogeyman, but the same principle applies.
- In an arm-wrestling match between God and the Devil, you're not quite sure who he'd be rooting for.
- Right now, I feel as if I were in the middle of a fight between God and the Devil.
- The bible says today is the day of salvation, the Devil always says tomorrow.
- As if to deceive the Devil himself, this humblest of men turns out to be the Son of God.
- Once God is absent, the Devil starts making his own plans with help of human agents.
- The majority is educated through movies and entertainment and recognizes that the pentacle is a sign of the Devil.
- For a Harry fans, this is like a one-to-one tussle between God and the Devil himself.
- The Church would torture and kill because the Devil roamed the Earth, and possessed the unfaithful.
- Trams rattle by on the sunny street below, oblivious to our discussion of the world, the flesh and the Devil.
- Listen to him for a day and you would think the Devil was here walking in our midst in the form of Liberals and the Left.
- After all, if it rises from the grave to murder innocent Christians, it has to be from the Devil, right?
- Did you find it any easier to avoid the Devil, to avoid evil when you were a monk?
- The problem is that more people now believe in the existence of God than the existence of the Devil.
- Many refer to the Devil, or rely on descriptions of satanic cults as symbols of evil and death.
- A silly one, unless they sniff glue and worship the Devil, and we wouldn't put it past them.
- I have no idea what the Islamic version of Hell and the Devil is like, so maybe the symbolism really is lost on them.
1.2(evil spirit)demonio masculine
- We are taught about angels, witches, devils, spirits, monsters, gods, etc. virtually in the cradle.
- The Holy Fools were tasked to protect Tripitaka on his journey, and protect him they did, from all manner of demons and devils.
- For there - so it is said - her idol sometimes comes to life and in physical form takes action to protect her devotees against devils and demons.
- The Bedouin traditionally hang amulets on the body of adults to prevent the evil eye, devils, impure spirits and other illnesses from attacking the bearer of the amulet.
- So far as I know, even demons and devils have souls (though evil ones).
- And in the modern day, there's an equation relating UFOs and abduction experience to devils and demons as well.
- Far from being a discouraging picture of evil, cinematic devils are cool, calculating and one step ahead of the mere mortals whose souls they seek to add to their collections.
- Some perceive them as demons, devils and harbingers of evil.
- The Bible is almost silent about devils in the Old Testament.
- We need to know that it is, precisely, human beings who do these things in certain circumstances, not monsters (except in the moral sense) or demons or devils.
- It can also take the form of an exorcism, where the treatment is meant to drive out an evil spirit or devil from the victim.
- There was a lot more of people's souls being stolen and demons and devils.
- Characters often include such villains as devils, infidels, demons, Turks, and sometimes Englishmen, and the action emphasizes the struggle between good and evil.
- He knew the cant of demons and devils alongside being streetwise and arrogant.
- The devils and evil spirits of the next day were perhaps more psychosomatic and drawn from the excesses of the night before than derived from a Celtic past.
- In comes an angel or a devil or a spirit or an ancestor or whatever who gives him a ‘glimpse’ of what life could be like or should be like depending on how you look at it.
- The whole devil/evil spirit/demons/possession thing fascinates me, it always has.
- In science fiction there can be no inexplicable marvels, no transcendences, no devils or demons.
- Ignore her as she is being borne away by these devils, these demons, these evil creatures with the intention of - what?
- I dressed up as a Vampire and my brother Wayne as a Devil with my sister Amy as a Witch.
2.1(person, animal)you little devil! — ¡eres un diablillo!
- they've been absolute devils this morning — se han portado como diablos esta mañana
- he's a devil for chocolates — lo enloquecen los bombones
- poor devil! — ¡pobre diablo!
- he's won again, the lucky devil — ha vuelto a ganar ¡qué potra tiene!
2.2(troublesome thing)the lock is a real devil — la cerradura es maldita informal
- that concerto is the very devil to play — ese concierto es endemoniadamente difícil de tocar
transitive verbdevilled, deviling, deviled, devilling
1Cookinghacer con picante y especiasdeviled eggs — huevos duros con salsa picante
- People will devil their own children, spouses, parents, co-workers and neighbors.
- As I searched the mass of people below me for Josef's gipsy curls & defiant red scarf, the Reverend's words deviled my ears despite the barrier of the window-glass.
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