In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stupid person)idiota femininetonto masculinetonta femininewhat a stupid fool he is! — ¡qué idiota / imbécil es!
- I was fool enough to believe him — fui tan tonto / idiota que le creí
- to make sb look a fool — dejar a algn en ridículo
- she made herself look an utter / absolute fool — hizo un ridículo espantoso
- to live in a fool's paradise — vivir engañado
- to send sb on a fool's errand — mandar a algn a ver si llueve
- But when I look at the abundant flow of love and respect in my adult life, I know I'm no fool.
- Yes, I am a drooling, venal dishonest fool who is just lying because she's mean.
- Hey, any fool can open his mouth and espouse a set of ideals, but few ever put them into practice.
- Only fools ever think they can turn things around once it's over.
- Moussaoui may not have a fool for a client, but that decision may prove to be a foolish one.
- He didn't want to look a fool in front of his newest friend.
- Your email, as any fool can see, verges on illiteracy and incoherence.
- I will continue to not know such-and-such if I'm treated like an ignorant, unsophisticated fool.
- You're just an old-fashioned, close-minded fool who is stuck back in the dark ages!
- More than a necessary evil, it has become a mandatory fool's errand.
- No doctor wants to appear a fool in front of his or her colleagues.
- We're all on a fool's errand, credit card in hand.
- The only reason big corporations want to open casinos is to part fools from their money.
- That's a bad solution when taking out one fool will accomplish the same thing.
- After a while I got concerned that some fool would shoot it.
- This black-robed fool can spout things like this in public, and nobody cares.
- I wish that fool would just make himself disappear.
- The biggest moment in life, I guess, is when I worked that out for myself, when I was about 14, which any fool can do.
- Dealing with drunken fools who don't know when to quit is the downside to any bar job.
- She was making me look like a fool in front of my family.
- Samis are often stereotyped as the comical helpers of Santa Claus or, even more negatively, as drunken fools or jesters.
- In Twelfth Night, Feste plays the role of a humble clown employed by Olivia's father playing the licensed fool of their household.
- Throughout the plays the resonant names of the great are subjected to comic metamorphoses in the mouths of his clowns and fools.
- So the emperor granted his request and decreed that one day in the year would be set aside for fools and jesters to rule.
- He, too, is an extension of More, both of his comic side in general and of his love of fools and clowns in particular, as reported by Erasmus.
1engañarwho are you trying to fool? — ¿a quién te crees que estás engañando?
- you had me completely fooled — me tenías absolutamente convencida
- to fool sb into sth/-ing
- I fooled him into thinking that … — le hice creer que …
- she was fooled into giving us the key — conseguimos engañarla para que nos diera la llave
- But those who thought they saw statistical relationships were in fact fooled by randomness.
- Do you mean to suggest that Chinese people are fooled or fool themselves into living in a false world?
- But I think they are fooling themselves as much as they are trying to fool you.
- Throw the ball down the middle and let the action on his pitches fool the hitter.
- The design is practically flawless, the use of textures and atmosphere so real that you are fooled into a sense of realism.
- Like most young boys, he saw something irresistible in fooling people with magic tricks.
- You can't fool all the people, not even most of the time.
- If they fool you, they are really just fooling themselves and will end up with a room that will not make them happy.
- He even pointed to it, and Mark knew the man was easily fooled.
- And no, this isn't just a clever rhetorical trick to fool you down some byzantine path at the end of which is a political surprise.
- Perhaps fooled by our mangy appearance, he insisted that we order something, his treat.
- But most (though not all) modern systems won't be fooled by the trick.
- I hope you didn't let last year's fake new millennium fool you.
- Do you really think I will be fooled by such simple tricks?
- They must think I'm easily fooled just cuz I'm a kid.
- "You can't fool all the people all the time, " declared Lincoln.
- He could be trying to warn you not to be fooled by appearances.
- People do parlor tricks because they fool people, right?
- We find safety in our technology, even though these shields are cheap tricks, designed to fool us into thinking we are emotionally armored.
- She was fooled into using her fame to help promote a slimming drink, which turned out to be tea.
2(joke)bromearI was only fooling — estaba bromeando
- Destined for academic greatness, Masters says he still had time to fool about at grammar school in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
- Our engineers were fooling about in the studio singing vulgar songs and making rude remarks in front of the microphone.
- These may only be laughing and fooling about, but given all the publicity about drugs etc, people are afraid to walk past or talk to them.
- A chickpea purée called fool is eaten at breakfast.
- Celebrate your first spotting with a crumble, then progress to the obligatory and unsurpassable gooseberry fool.
- You can also use rosemary flowers, lightly folded into fools and creams to be served with a warm cake or fruit tart.
- I think I love the names of trifles, possets, fools and syllabubs more than I enjoy eating them.
- The elderflower has a musky scent that really lifts the gooseberries - try adding it to gooseberry fool too.
- For dessert, we ordered the rhubarb and strawberry fool, with stem ginger ice cream.
- Use it trickled over ice-cream sundaes, on pancakes, or with the banana fool above.
- Fruit fools, jellies, and ice creams were popular desserts.
- However, the milk content of this fool makes it rich in calcium, a vital bone-building nutrient, which means that it's quite healthy if eaten in moderation.
postre a base de puré de frutas y crema
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