In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unreliable, dubious)the brakes are a bit dodgy — los frenos no andan muy bien
- that pâté looks a bit dodgy — ese paté tiene mala pinta
- he's a dodgy character — no es un tipo de fiar
- According to British Vogue, things got rather dodgy in the mysterious land of Sardinia.
- A nifty footballer and a dab hand at catch and chase, Matthew admitted he thought he was going to lose her after she had an operation for a dodgy heart.
- Still, the roads in this country are not very safe at night, and the airport is still a dodgy proposition.
- We almost baulked at the dodgy exposed climb needed to reach it.
- Women who currently work the streets are putting themselves in danger not from the punters although some are dodgy but the pimps who extort these women.
- Nothing fazes him, least of all his dodgy heart, which he considers merely a blip on a perfect landscape.
- It was a dodgy existence, sharing more with high-risk adventure sports than gentlemanly pursuits.
2(tricky) peliagudo(risky) arriesgado(risky) riesgoso Latin America
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