In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wicked)(wizard/demon) malvado(demon/wizard) maligno(character/deeds/thoughts) de gran maldad(influence) maléfico(influence) funesto(suggestion/plan) diabólico(suggestion/plan) maléficoan evil spirit — un espíritu maligno / maléfico
- an evil tongue — una lengua viperina / malévola
- evil spell — maleficio
- an evil killer — un malvado asesino
- ‘These people have to repent their evil deeds and show they have repented,’ he said.
- That's what good laws do, father: restrain the evil effects of misuse of free will.
- He was so certain as to the evil effects that he might not go out, fearing some street accident.
- The ceremony was prompted by an astrologer who told the girl's father that the union would transfer the evil effects of the planet Saturn from the girl to the dog.
- Since then, I have heard Destiny call us evil, abnormal and immoral.
- Many of the participants painted wine glass in flames and a serpent coming out of a liquor bottle, throwing light on the evil effects of drinking.
- If it had not been for that day, she'd still be living with her mother, not knowing anything about her evil grandfather and his wicked schemes.
- In his homily he urged the young people to remain loyal to the pledge to abstain from alcohol which they were taking, and warned them of the evil effect on society from the use of drugs.
- I see arising a great movement among women to safeguard themselves and their children from the evil effects of too liberal a capitalism.
- A man is either good, bad or evil, moral or immoral.
- Protecting civilians from the evil effects of battle has long been a fundamental goal of the law of armed conflict.
- One little girl reminded me that the guitar, too, is hard to use to really evil effect if it is at least in tune.
- Britain's colonial policy, which resulted in the annexation of NZ in 1840, was also shaped by a desire to limit the evil effects of the felonry on Maori.
- She too is evil, dark and wicked and she too will pay the price if she does die.
- Having good intentions, not harming others, avoiding evil actions and making the heart and mind pure in thought were among the truths spoken by the Buddha.
- She will then be able to turn around and say - everyone knows of this person, everyone has heard of this person, and his evil deeds that I allege he's done.
- Not to show overwhelming strength is immoral, since it will induce evildoers to perform more evil deeds because they'll think they can get away with it.
- We read about someone who does evil deeds and is of wrong view, and who has an unhappy rebirth.
- It is a lesson which some of our less enlightened citizens would do well to learn before they put pen to paper decrying the wholesale evil effects of immigration.
- The act of killing thousands of innocent people is profoundly evil and we rightly abhor it.
- Taxes with or without representation are evil, ever fostering harm and destruction.
- His atrocities and evil deeds invited the curse.
- An evil act, a destructive act, is a choice made by a human being.
- If you are not prepared to consider the evil effects of the war alongside the putative advantages, then you will be unlikely to reach a reliable evaluation of the evidence.
- The Queen's Park sex attacker has already told friends or family about his evil deed, according to the man leading the hunt to catch him.
- A girl can't even get the satisfaction of contemplating evil deeds in a properly villainous position these days!
- People throng it to ward off the evil effects of this planet.
- Logically, if one follows the common mores of the west, the intent to ‘do harm’ would be evil.
- One of these, when I knew it many years ago, was black, splattered with pigeon droppings, subjected to dense fogs, evil smells, filth everywhere.
- The whole place had a damp and evil smell, and as I moved my torch a rat scuttled across the floor.
- It also seemed to have been taken for granted that it was the source of the evil smell that lingered in the room.
- Borne along by the flow of traffic, she passed through the forum arch into a stew of noises, colors, and evil smells.
- Speight's putsch has the evil smell of a South Pacific Kristallnacht.
2(unpleasant)(smell) asquerosohe has an evil temper — tiene muy mal genio
- to put off the evil day/hour — retrasar / posponer el día/momento fatídico / funesto
1(sin, wrong-doing)mal masculinethere is no evil in her — no tiene ninguna maldad
- the struggle of good against evil — la lucha del bien y del mal
2(sth harmful)mal masculinea necessary evil — un mal necesario
- the lesser of two evils — el menor de dos males
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