In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.2(incorrect)(idea/belief) equivocado(belief/idea) erróneoto put a false interpretation on sth — hacer una interpretación errónea de algo
- to sing a false note — dar una nota falsa
- true or false? — ¿verdadero o falso?
- one false move and you're dead! — ¡un movimiento en falso y te mato!
- a false step — un paso en falso
- This study points out that most of the published results of medical research are, in fact, false.
- Another abuse of the freedom of expression would be to make a false statement of fact that others could be expected to rely upon when making a decision to purchase something.
- We make no claim that something is incorrect, false, or erroneous.
- Now, I expect that you will not take three months to publicly apologize for spreading false truths about me.
- She lashed out at ‘certain media organisations [that] have distorted facts and spread false rumours’.
- It will also be a criminal offence to give false or misleading information to the Ombudsman Commission.
- Both facts are, of course, true in one sense - but putting them together without the third fact gives a completely false impression.
- There are three main aspects of market abuse - misuse of information, creating false / misleading impressions, and distortion.
- In recent years, I have become convinced that one of the biggest obstacles to information security is incorrect reasoning based on false analogies.
- He has gathered evidence of corruption and fraud and collected his findings in a vast private archive that will now be his main weapon in sorting out the truth from propaganda and false allegations.
- Unproven claims cleverly mask the truth with false doctrines about nature's workings that distort unsuspecting perceptions of reality.
- Why did the minister provide false and misleading information to the South Australian police minister?
- Her statement, however, is incorrigibly abstract and false in its application to the circumstances.
- He was found guilty of sexual harassment, making false mileage claims, giving false or misleading information to the club's marketing committee and gross incompetence.
- Those found to have released false or misleading information face criminal prosecution and fines of up to HK $10 million.
- Modal logic has a more sophisticated truth definition in which formulas are not simply globally true or false; their truth depends on your point of view.
- The distinction between natural and artificial chemical is a false one, used by advertisers to market a product and usually at a higher cost!
- A lack of diligence in these responsibilities will result in the company being accused of making false statements of material facts in financial reports.
- However, when the information is false, malicious, misleading and is a personal attack on me, then I feel I have no other choice but to defend myself and set the record straight.
- Someone was in fact willing to defend spreading rumors and false information on the Internet!
1.3(misplaced)(pride/modesty) falsoto put sb in a false position — poner a algn en una situación comprometida
- I forced a smile, a lying, deceitful, false smile, as if that was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard.
- Faith said with false sympathy that sounded sincere.
- The rides look old and crummy, paint peeling, false smiles painted on everything.
- I stifled a false sob and smiled weakly, as in my mind I thought how ridiculous this whole situation was.
- She gave him a false smile and dissolved into a bout of strong tears, overwhelmed with emotion of such change that had taken place and yearning for her real home, the home she belonged in.
- Nobara walked quickly down the stairs, looking from side to side, flashing a false smile to the crowd.
- Another small gem goes like this: ‘Resist whispered speech and false pleasant smiles when in the boss's company.’
- Even your smiles are false, and awkward to behold.
- They still wore somber colors and false smiles.
- She had composed herself and was full of polite words and false smiles.
- Emerald smiled faintly, but the smile seemed false.
- Soon I would be thrust into the upper-class whirlwind of lies and false smiles.
- It's more a quest for the tiny slices of life, the images not posed, not burdened by forced smiles or false camaraderie.
- She grinned, the smile feeling false on her face.
- ‘Different look, but the same person inside,’ he said, his smile not false.
- However, she had to continue her façade of being a noble lady, so she simply forced a false smile onto her face.
- She met the stranger's with her best false smile.
- She went through the days with a false smile; going to work, making dinner, doing the laundry.
- They use scantily clad models and people who offer false smiles to convince me that their goods (which are usually bad for me) are fun and harmless.
- Crystal approached her with a motherly smile and a false calm performance.
2.1(not genuine)(fingernails/beard/eyelashes) postizo(name/pearls/passport) falsofalse bottom — doble fondo masculine
- false ceiling — cieloraso suspendido
- For a subtle effect, use only half a false eyelash on the outer corner of each eye; apply from the outer edge in.
- A generation ago, women were asking each other why they were wasting half the day fitting corsets and false eyelashes, and the other half trying to perfect an orange souffle.
- They had false eyelashes, they had shaven their eyebrows, and they had coloured in 12 tones from the eyelash up to the eyebrows.
- Traditional false eyelashes are uncomfortable and difficult to apply.
- Cohen saw potential in a beauty parlour where women could get make-up done, have eyebrows plucked or false eyelash extensions applied.
- Giselle blinked with her long, false eyelashes, then began to lead the way, Desiree trailing behind her.
- Her make-up was all warm brown and dark black tones, and if Anne's wasn't mistaken… she was wearing false eyelashes.
- For glamorous eyes, we'd use false eyelashes, although we'd cut them in half to avoid looking too artificial.
2.2(unnatural, forced)(laugh/smile) falso
3literary, archaic(disloyal)(friend/spouse) infiel
- True in love ever be, unless thy lover's false to thee.
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