In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(offensive)(smell) nauseabundo(smell) fétido(smell) hediondo(taste) repugnante(taste) asqueroso(taste) inmundo(air) viciado(water) infecto
2.1(horrible)asqueroso British informal(weather) pésimoI've got a foul headache — tengo un dolor de cabeza horroroso informal
- she was absolutely foul to him — estuvo repugnante con él
- she's in a foul mood — está de un humor de perros
- he has a foul temper — tiene un genio de mil demonios
- It was January, the weather was foul, it was after Christmas and people needed cheering up.
- In hospital she screamed at the nurses. ‘I was foul to them. I became a monster,’ she says, sighing heavily.
- Horse and rider need to nurture complete trust, to tackle the field in fair weather or foul with cavalier bravery but with two minds, one of them human, intrinsically focused.
- Both European victories have been on Scottish soil, but the weather was so foul last weekend that it would be wrong the claim the latter was an unqualified success.
- I was in a foul mood and looking for a reason to have a row with someone.
- Francophiles will have discovered long ago that the quality of the wines on sale in French hypermarchés is usually foul.
- The 72-year-old R&B legend is in one of his famous foul moods.
- He came home at 12 pm in a particularly foul mood.
- Meanwhile, while the Irish and their neighbours in Britain may bemoan the foul weather, spare a thought for residents along the east coast of the USA.
- The new building will have improved facilities, ensuring it remains a welcome retreat for ramblers, particularly after climbing Mount Snowdon in foul weather.
- When I arrived in Cambridge, Mass., in early September 1978, foul weather had already set in.
- School starts tonight, it's snowing again, and I'm in a foul mood.
- Redhill was the wettest place in England last Tuesday and the coldest in the UK that night as foul weather swept the country.
- As foul weather blighted Manchester's New Year celebrations, people who had not bought tickets turned up at the hotel's doors.
- Initial reports suggest that that crash was an accident because of foul weather.
- He was in a foul temper and this was not making matters any better.
- I have been foul to you and I must apologize.
- The situation is worse when the weather is foul.
- The weather was foul this morning and we all got soaked.
- Hart drove two tons of metal through a foul and wintry February morning, hurtling through the snowy dark.
- Thomas had looked at his brother, completely undisturbed by the foul glare he was giving him.
- Mrs M was in the foulest of moods imaginable. She set us a test tomorrow as EXTRA homework
- On Wednesday last week Clarke arrived at the paper's offices in Glasgow's Central Quay in a foul temper.
- She added that unlike other walkers, groups of charity fund-raisers were not deterred by foul weather, simply because they had to take part in their event on a chosen day.
- On a completely foul day try putting some black and white film in the camera and see what you get.
- I went upstairs in a foul mood and shut myself in my room.
- Jo was fun to hang out with, but she had a foul temper.
- Interviewed later Diffey said he could not remember much about the incident, but he said he had been in a really foul mood that day.
- However, at the time, the atmosphere was foul - even once or twice nearly degenerating into a punch-up.
- So it is indeed possible that he had no idea he was being so foul.
- ‘OK, sorry,’ Leanne said, taken aback by Rob's uncharacteristically foul mood.
- With the foul weather, crazy workload and lack of sleep, motivation has been pretty low for the last three months.
- Despite predictions of foul weather and traffic chaos, sunny weather lured thousands of tourists to the Lake District.
- The sky was darkening quickly, threatening foul weather and danger in the distance.
- Never mind me, I'm just in a foul mood after today's work.
- As if my foul mood isn't bad enough, I have just got a notice from DHL informing me that the package I sent from home in February has been lost.
- The weather was foul but we decided to treat ourselves to a Starbucks trip anyway, and were well rewarded.
- The foul weather also keeps most students at school in the middle of the day, making do with very simple food such as plain steamed buns and hot water, for lunch.
- Both father and son knew that she would be in a foul mood.
- Often they will be out in foul weather when most of us would rather be tucked up in bed.
2.2(unfavourable)malode mil demonios informalit's a foul night out — hace una noche de perros informal
- foul wind — viento en contra
- foul weather gear — impermeables
- This is nearly twice the power usually found on boats this size and provides lots of power for punching through chop and motoring against foul winds and currents.
- Nicolson, a successful writer but somewhat inexperienced sailor, teams up with an old salt and buddy George Fairhurst, who continually bails them out of near calamities - foul currents, fierce tides, raging winds and equipment failures.
2.3literary (wicked)vil literaryabyecto
- Handing down a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, the judge said it was an ‘evil and foul’ murder of ‘unspeakable savagery’.
- There is a case of murder involved here - and a foul murder, at that - by a person who had a modus operandi that has been known to the police now for years.
- You would commit the most foul of murders out of loyalty to me.
- As Shakespeare knew only too well, from foul deeds endless tragedy arises.
- We will do everything in our power to bring to justice those who were responsible for this foul deed.
- They came horribly close to succeeding in this foul design.
- Canvassing for the leadership contest degenerated into a vicious campaign in which all kinds of foul means including promise of office and bribery were resorted to.
- Swindon's most senior Judge John McNaught has dealt with the foulest of crimes in more than 40 years in the courtroom.
- The methods might have been foul - full of dishonesty, cynicism and hypocrisy - but they worked.
- In August 1996 its 10 million citizens were convulsed in grief and anger to hear of the foul deeds of child rapist and murderer, Mark Dutroux.
- Our forces will rid the world of the evil men who committed this foul deed.
- We must stand side by side with the Jewish community, and the evil perpetrators of those foul attacks must be brought to justice.
- Second, racism is a foul, potentially murderous and often actually murderous thing.
- Leaders and media observers repeated the nostrum that the best way for the country to respond to such a foul crime is to return to normal and signal that the nation's spirit and resolve cannot be undermined.
- The characters are, with the possible exception of Beatrix, uniformly foul, violent, brutal, cold.
- The phantom king begs Hamlet to avenge his foul murder.
- In the popular consciousness, however, paganism and witchcraft have come to be associated with black magic, foul deeds, even devil-worship.
- Most men involved in the search now believed that a foul crime had been committed.
- He was too goddamn innocent for her foul mind to understand.
- King Hamlet's tormented spirit reveals that a hidden crime of foul murder condemns it to walk the earth and roast in hell.
3(obscene)(gesture/language) ordinario(language/gesture) groseroto have a foul mouth — ser muy boca sucia River Plate informal
- Therefore, the proportion of foul tackles equates to the likelihood of player error occurring during the execution of a tackle.
- From the foul tackle the ball fell loose and crossed the line for a goal.
- His two foul shots at the end of the 1957 Finals gave the Celtics their first title.
- Jefferson doesn't back away from contact and plays with emotion - even yelling at himself for something simple like a missed foul shot.
- He called four foul throw-ins, invoked the six-second rule against a keeper who had just come on as a substitute and found himself being exceptionally whistle happy.
- So it's pretty ironic that the average NBA player couldn't make a foul shot if his sneaker contract depended on it.
- And former New Zealand captain Quentin Pongia was put on report for an alleged foul tackle.
- There was not a foul or unfair stroke in the game.
- The eighth was a strikeout, the ninth a pop fly to first base, the 10th a foul pop to the catcher.
- In the top of the 8th inning, with one out, a Marlin batter hit a foul fly ball in the direction of the stands.
- In the first 20 minutes Knowles put his side into a 2-0 lead with two superb lobbed goals, but was later dismissed following a foul tackle.
- All I can say is that I'll certainly be expecting my men to get stuck in and it's up to the referee after that to decide what s a fair tackle and what s a foul tackle.
4.2(unfair)(punch/blow) bajo(blow/punch) sucio(kick) antirreglamentario
5.1(blocked)(pipe/chimney/drain) obstruido(drain/pipe/chimney) atascado
- She was glad not to be able to see much of the place, foul with seeping water and fungus, a chamber of old horrors where prisoners hunched under the vaults of cold stone like monstrous white insects, wingless and half-blind.
- Wheat is an exhausting crop, which requires land in good heart, whilst if grown continuously, or too frequently, disease often becomes serious, and, most important of all, the land becomes very foul with weeds.
1falta femininefaul masculinefoul masculine Latin America
1(pollute)(water/air) contaminarplease do not allow your dog to foul the pavement — no deje que su perro ensucie la acera
3(entangle)(chain/rope/fishing line) enredarseaweed has fouled the propeller — las algas se han enredado en la hélice
(collide with)chocar contra
5Sportcometer una falta contracometer un foul contra Latin Americacometer un faul contra Latin Americafaulear Latin America
1Sportcometer faltascometer fauls Latin Americacometer fouls Latin Americafaulear Latin America
2(become entangled)(chain/rope/line) enredarse
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