In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of fish)(taste/smell) a pescado
- He loved how she enjoyed watching the clouds and he loved how she said the fishy smell of the Polperro docks was heavenly.
- At last the bus arrived and she climbed aboard, its fishy smell nearly causing her to gag.
- Beluga's cholesterol-packed eggs are the biggest and oiliest; not fishy, but still tasting, mysteriously, of the sea.
- I'm going to warn you here and now: it looks funky and it smells even funkier - a really fishy smell.
- I've never had better fish and chips, and the town didn't actually smell as fishy as you might expect.
- Lunch was that strange not so fishy fish Morgan had been introduced to the first day of her arrival.
- She could smell his stale fishy breath and nearly choked on it.
- Choose sushi wisely at the grocery store; it should smell fresh, not fishy.
- It looked quite fishy, but no fish I know wobbles back and forth in spongy fashion when you try to cut it.
- The Cognac maintains a natural grape oiliness that can remove the fishy smell in the soup.
- Things had settled down and there was only one incident on the return journey, apart from, that is, various comments about a fishy smell coming from the back of the coach.
- With no fishy smell or taste, it comes in convenient daily-dose packets.
- It's a delicate white fish that's less fishy and less oily than the kind of catfish that usually gets drowned in chili powder.
- Filled with a strong fishy smell, it is the favoured gathering place for those seeking fresh seafood.
- Lydia supposed that after her walk through the wharves, she and her clothing smelled rather fishy.
- It wasn't the most flavourful piece of salmon I have ever eaten, but, then again, if you want a fishy fish, you don't choose salmon.
- A fishy smell littered the streets and vendors were closing their stalls.
- And when it's happened, you can smell it in the air, its very sweet, fishy smell sort of that just wafts across the lagoon.
- The strong, fishy smell of these materials may be objectionable.
- Otter spraint smells pleasantly musky or fishy.
2informal(suspicious)(character/excuse/story) sospechosothat sounds fishy to me — eso me huele a chamusquina Spain informal
- The details about Jacob's mysterious boarding school were also very fishy.
- That doesn't mean, of course, that you should give the next wonderful scientific speaker you hear a fishy glance of suspicion.
- I would go back for the rice alone, but something was seriously fishy about the fish.
- But put together all the striking aspects of the story, and it smells fishy.
- It may be a story, but it's one that smells fishy from the very first sniff.
- So when she told Jim that she had to go to Liverpool to nurse this mystery sibling, we should have known there was something fishy going on.
- Her manner made me suspicious that there was something fishy going on and that I was being taught something that I had to be taught but they would sooner not teach to me.
- If something smells fishy I avoid it and will tell others about it if I can.
- He comes home too late, he gives fishy excuses, a strange woman called the other night and hung up when Patty picked up the extension.
- The mistress would not be the only person to suspect something fishy about Zola's death.
- It all started to smell a bit fishy, shortly after it all became a lot clearer.
- Still, I can't decide if your question reads as fishy or is simply terribly indicative of your personality.
- Something smelled fishy, at least to those on the other end of the phone line.
- I found your report on salmon farm fishing both fishy and stinky.
- But there's only so much profit they will get away with before businesses start to smell something fishy.
- Whenever the general apathy characterising public servants gives way to zealousness, we smell something fishy.
- Roy remained silent even though he smelled something fishy about the whole situation.
- Some of its doctors were implicated in the murder of their staff members who had suspected something fishy about the whole thing.
- She praised tenacious journalists' ability to smell when something's fishy - and to blow the whistle on it.
- You don't need to know the first thing about stem cells to smell something fishy here.
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