In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(temporarily silent)to remain dumb — permanecer en silencio / callado
- to be struck dumb — quedarse mudo / sin habla
1.2offensive dated (unable to speak)mudoshe's deaf and dumb — es sordomuda
2US informal(stupid)tontobobo informalhow dumb can you get?! — ¿cómo puedes ser tan bobo? informal
- that was a dumb thing to do/say — ¡qué tontería haber hecho/dicho eso!
- I can't get the dumb thing to work — no logro hacer que funcione esta porquería
- to act dumb — hacerse el tonto
- she played the dumb blonde — hacía el papel de la típica rubia tonta
- I asked him the usual dumb question about how he took criticism and reviews, and he gave an interesting answer.
- I hope next time they call, I will be in, so I can ask them really dumb questions and see how stupid I can get away with sounding.
- For some strange, dumb, stupid, pathetic reason, I started laughing.
- The best answer to those two questions is: those are two really dumb questions; enough hot air has been expended in their name already.
- Right away, Andrew knew what a dumb question he was asking.
- Those briefings you will remember was where we had dozens and dozens and dozens of new reporters come into the Pentagon who were asking frankly dumb questions.
- He wasn't their guardian by any means, but he wasn't about to let two stupid kids make a dumb decision.
- I couldn't tell if he was being stupid, dumb, or idiotic.
- And I suppose it's a bit of a dumb question, but why are fewer companies offering this?
- It was a bit of a dumb question, but she needed to ask it.
- If they calmly endure his dumb questions and stubborn incomprehension they may end up looking silly, and if they show their irritation they risk coming across as jerks.
- Throughout the years, I've had personal contact with some folks that were heavy dope smokers and I always thought they were just extra dumb or extra stupid.
- I'll never do it again, because it was stupid and irresponsible and dumb, and I could have seriously gotten hurt or something.
- ‘You're so slow and stupid and dumb,’ she grumbled, opening it and taking out a pencil.
- Don't you get one day of declaring your candidacy for the White House before you have to answer a dumb, horse-race question like that?
- Do they consider people they have outsmarted or manipulated as dumb or stupid?
- She knew she was being dumb and stupid, acting like a little girl.
- It's too late to ask dumb philosophical questions.
- It was what had pushed him over the edge, and he was missing now because of her dumb, stupid, irrational comment.
- They taunt me the most though, they call me stupid and dumb because for my own reasons I pretend not to know the Latin language.
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