In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(car/clothes/ring) llamativo(car/ring/clothes) ostentoso(color) chillón(in bad taste) charro informal(in bad taste) hortera Spain informal
- They like flashy hotels and fast cars and male-middle-age-crisis motor bikes.
- Henry's flashy gold outfit was impressive but the best bit were his golden boots.
- The flashy car belonged to the most annoying person in the world if Lillian had any vote.
- You know the type, the hideous old men who buy flashy cars and date women half their age?
- It came into being in the 1990s, when every hip-hop video was full of flashy cars and gold jewellery.
- She barely noticed a flashy sports car almost run them over, until Eddie lunged forward and grabbed her body away.
- He is unassuming and quietly controlled, anything but flashy or extravagant.
- There was a mean landlord who wore flashy clothes and banged on the door when the rent was due.
- It wasn't the most flashy win but I thought we deserved it on the run of play.
- Parents and children watch as people compete for big bucks, expensive holidays and flashy cars.
- It wasn't mind-blowing but it was nice to know that not everyone in the city owned a flashy car.
- He had a job, a flashy car and the money to impress a young girl.
- So next time you see a friend with a flashy car, go easy on those wild assumptions about lottery wins.
- Kimm is a Norwegian photographer with a flashy site and good taste in cars.
- There's kudos in finding a great fashion look at a modest price and without the obvious pointer of a flashy designer label.
- Everything is loud, flashy and lacking depth in the city, more sedate and interesting in the countryside.
- I have seen some young beggars with expensive flashy running shoes, with a quality brand name.
- So we go to some flashy restaurant, about six of us, and over desert, I ask him how many Vice Presidents there are.
- Trucks have another advantage over flashy cars: you can customise them more easily.
- We are saving only for short to medium term goals, such as purchasing a flashy car.
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