In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(nervous)tensocon los nervios de punta informalcon los nervios a flor de piel informal
- The commentators were nervous and edgy and there was strain as well as excitement in their voices.
- I'd been waiting 25 minutes for a bus and was getting a little edgy.
- Carly pushed past nervous guests and equally edgy guards then stopped and stared.
- Perhaps that's why, behind the affable front, he seems edgy.
- Believe me, I was nervous and felt very edgy.
- But being slightly edgy and impatient, he struck a bit too soon.
- I couldn't even eat lunch I've been so edgy.
- Needless to say, I am a little edgy about future adverse outcomes.
- Visitors, if they are not already dead choked by air pollution and bumpy roads, are always nervous and edgy at the thought of the traffic jams and missing a flight or a train.
- Anne was beginning to feel very edgy about not knowing what was going on and the motivations of her rescuer.
- During a competition the fencers get nervous, edgy and temperamental under the pressure involved.
- He described her as nervous, edgy, and particularly fearful of authority.
- If anything, it has been exacerbated by recent global tensions, those irritating near-wars which push up the temperature and make leaders edgy.
- In the car, Alex and I held hands for a brief moment and I felt less edgy about it.
- It would be weird if she acted so tense and edgy all of a sudden.
- In the moments before the cameras switch on, he's edgy, nervous, priming us with questions.
- The city itself seems edgy and nervous, as can well be expected.
- There were no signs available to tell them where they were and this fact had made him even more edgy.
- I think there were times when you could see we were a little bit edgy.
- I'm distracted, tense and edgy, staring intently at the phone willing it to bring me good news.
2(leading-edge)(style/music) innovador(style/music) atrevido
- While the lyrics don't specifically delve into his life there, his experiences seem to be told through the subtle text and edgy, country-folk styled ramblings.
- Cabaret of the Unlikely is an intense and edgy piece of theatre but due to the content I would fall far short of calling it entertaining and at an hour and three quarters it did get tedious in parts.
- Those new to jazz will be thrown into one of the most intense, edgy jazz experiences that sounds strangely modern.
- It starts with edgy trills from the soloist, but its overall direction of travel is into the silent darkness.
- Peter Kooy has a vocal quality that's a touch edgy, yet is plentifully musical.
- One of them is a real movie-star movie, however edgy Julia Roberts's performance.
- Now he has produced another star turn in Speed-the-Plow, which requires a very different, much more edgy and sharp-tongued style.
- But the flute and strings music I have downloaded all seem to show the sharp edgy sounds of the flutes.
- My client wants a very edgy and flashy style, but her content is dry and the writing is not of the same style as she wants the design.
- There's a cinematic quality to the edgy strings and foreboding beat that accompany All I Need, which is one of the album's best tracks.
- But Shannon, who is well regarded in the edgy performance scene here and abroad, has solved the problem by thinking about dance in a different way.
- Edward Norton is known for his intense, edgy dramatic roles (Primal Fear, American History X, Fight Club).
- And sure enough, so studiously edgy are the performances that one is never quite sure who harbours the darkest pathology.
- She uses an edgy, in-your-face style to break the communication barrier around the eternal issues and dilemmas of desire.
- Inside, too features a VW quality dash, which makes a break both from previous styling and the Focus' edgy style.
- Fronted by Alan Donohoe, they specialise in creating angular working class anthems that are packed with sharp, edgy guitars and socially relevant lyrics.
- Allowing Gallas to take responsibility was the start of an edgy performance.
- The longer, flimsy skirt hanging out of a coat is a rather edgy trend right now.
- Granted, they do have a distinct sound, a wide array of musical sounds and edgy lyrics.
- I wanted to write sharp, edgy vignettes of poisonous humor.
- Her one-room gallery features colorful, edgy pieces of fine art and contemporary crafts produced by local and out-of-state artists.
- Although saddled with a convoluted plot, he has invested his film with enough grit, panache and edgy style to make it thoroughly gripping.
- Olyphant exudes charm and sleaze in about equal proportions, and his edgy performance steals the show.
- Watch it as a piece of sharp, edgy, quality entertainment - hugely enjoyable.
- Her voice is good if not emotionally gripping and her songs have an attractive quality but an edgy stimulant is sadly lacking.
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