In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1maldito informalcondenado informalwhere's the flipping key? — ¿dónde está la maldita / condenada llave? informal
- what's the flipping matter now? — ¿y ahora qué diablos pasa?
- flipping heck! — ¡demonios!
- For the benefit of anyone reading this who is not from Yorkshire, we had some unexpected snow on Thursday and it's flipping freezing outside.
- What the flipping heck had he been doing with his time, then?
- It's the flipping gold nugget at the end that we're fighting to achieve if we're all true with ourselves.
- The scenery viewed from the mountain is fantastic and easily justified parting with sixteen pounds to get up there, it was however flipping freezing!
- I was jigging about on the cobble stone path, partly because I was excited at seeing my new house for the first time, but mainly because it was mid January and, quite frankly, flipping cold!
- Well, we tried it and it worked a flipping treat.
- He can keep this job; it's flipping exhausting.
- About 7 o'clock tonight, we had a whopping great thunderstorm with accompanying light show, and the flipping garage got flooded again!
- They will be able to tell you which farm their beef came from never mind the flipping country.
- Wow, we almost passed out just then because of all the flipping excitement.
- Neither of us could remember the flipping lines so for most of the film we were just looking at each other in total panic and terror going, ‘Is it you or me?’
- By day Andy empties bins into a lorry, but by night he sings Whitney Houston songs like a flipping angel.
- If I had just been trying to be popular then I would have gone, and in a funny kind of way, maybe it was because of my flipping Catholic childhood belief that you have got to try, that I stayed.
- Well, he had a flipping cuckoo clock of all things.
1(as intensifier) condenadamente
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