In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lie/insolence) descarado(rogue/liar/crook) redomado(rogue/liar/crook) de tomo y lomo informal(madness) total y absoluto
- But there appears to have been a sudden change of heart by the tax authorities, chucking the whole process into doubt, delay and downright despair.
- There's a fine line between risqué humour and downright bad taste.
- I too am one of your ilk, and I know the pain, suffering, stress, frustration and downright anger that comes from driving in this place.
- There are many obscure and dubious mathematical assertions, as well as downright errors.
- Each result was not only an embarrassment, but a downright disgrace.
- Beyond that, there lurk the problems of a slender majority, vulnerable to prima donnas, by-elections and downright blackmailers.
- It was downright bad marking that allowed Dermot Shields head past Larkin from six yards for the lead goal.
- Trucks pump out far too much pollution and the buses where I live are a downright disgrace.
- One panel of figures alone gives cause for concern, if not downright alarm.
- His documents portrayed evidence of downright fraud, as well as real estate law violations.
- No other night of the year manages the unique combination of misery, discomfort, expense and sheer downright unpleasantness.
- First, this is a repertoire book, but there are key parts of the repertoire that are drawish at best and a downright forced draw at worst.
- In view of above-mentioned I feel the recount was pure nonsense and downright contempt of our democracy.
- There are good solutions, okay solutions and downright very bad ones.
- November 5 may still be more than three weeks away but already the nuisance, fear and downright danger caused by the firework season is in full swing.
1it was downright dangerous! — ¡fue peligrosísimo!
- that's downright stupid — ¡eso es una soberana estupidez!
- he's downright mean — es tacañísimo
- he wasn't so much impolite as downright rude! — ¡no estuvo descortés sino de lo más grosero!
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