In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cinema) cine de mala muerte masculine(theater) teatrucho masculine informal
- Pity that I've already bought another phone and left the charger for the old one at the fleapit.
- If Jack thinks I'm going to promote anything in that fleapit he's got another think coming.
- A far cry, I suggest, from the usual fleapits he inhabits, such as the Hotel Tivoli in Luanda.
- But going back to the days when I was seeing these epics first time round, in the fleapits and bug-hutches of south-east Leeds - most of them converted music halls or disused chapels - we didn't give a hoot what the title of the film was.
- And anyone who has seen a flick or two at the Reg's local fleapit will not necessarily welcome ‘cinema-quality computing’.
- This was always my family's final destination: to spend a couple of nights in a much-loved fleapit of a hotel set on the edge of town.
- It's a total fleapit / dive, lots of seedy types hanging outside - my guidebook makes it sound like Hell right in the middle of the ruins.
- Tuesday night was ‘old movie night’ at the local fleapit.
- I was seven years old, and my sister ten, when my mother took us to see this film at the local 70s fleapit.
- It seems like only yesterday that Glasgow hotels fitted into two categories only - grand old establishments that few could afford except on special occasions, and fleapits that you wouldn't kennel your dog in.
- At the bottom, there are hundreds of backpacker hotels, and (away from the fleapits of the Khao San Road, at least) most are clean and comfy, if a little spartan.
- I tend to come late to films that are on limited release, so that they are usually only showing in an art-house fleapit.
- And it reigned in British fleapits for more than ten years.
- And why should they be living in that clean house in a reasonable suburb when there's a rat-infested fleapit well away from public transport available for twenty bucks a week less?
- If you're planning on doing anything more exciting than eating baked beans in a freezing fleapit when you retire, you'll need to start saving a lot.
- The word reminds me of when I was a boy eagerly looking forward to the Saturday matinees in our local fleapit.
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