In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(underhand)(person) taimado(person) artero(person) zorro informalby devious means — con artimañas
- That is the sort of devious, dodgy tactic this Government gets up to.
- Instead of her being devious, duplicitous, and incompetent, perhaps she could answer the question.
- These rules may seem stringent but lightning is a tricky, devious phenomenon.
- It just means that it's necessary to divorce what was said from the devious and somewhat desperate politician who was saying it.
- It would also, in a case like the present one, be to reward conduct which at best was devious and at worst deceitful.
- They are little better than the smarmy, devious, dishonest and selfish Europeans.
- Thomas Jefferson was a tough, devious politician who viewed the states as supreme.
- Never before has a devious little plan backfired so badly.
- The police continue to be secretive, devious and opaque - precisely when they ought to be transparent.
- The Nazis saw the Jews and Poles as feminine races, achieving their goals through devious plots rather than masculine openness.
- This results in a personality which is cunning and devious, and refuses to grow up and take responsibility for itself.
- It always seems to me a kind of spiteful and devious and underhanded sort of job.
- For bridge, all you need is a playing partner, a pair of opponents, a set of cards - and a capacity for wicked, devious cunning.
- They can be cunning and devious, but overall goblins are not very intelligent creatures.
- It can only be the devious and underhand tactic of incorporating it in 90% of the world's web browsers.
- They had somehow managed to re-elect the most devious, blinkered and reckless leader ever put before them.
- Women feature as sexually voracious, devious, and immoral, destroying men or diverting them from their pursuit of honour.
- Sometimes it is necessary to adopt devious tactics to expose bullies and cheats.
- They are duplicitous and devious, always posing, not wishing or able to be authentic.
- Cunning and devious, his story is not only poignant; it also makes for great entertainment!
2(roundabout)(route/path) tortuoso(path/route) sinuoso
- What is difficult about maneuver is to make the devious route the most direct and to turn misfortune to advantage.
- The Scire made her way by a devious route to Port Lago on the Italian-occupied island of Leros in the Aegean to rendezvous with the frogmen crews.
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