In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be/look fussed — estar/parecer nervioso y agitado
- which do you prefer? — I'm not fussed — ¿cuál prefieres? — me da igual
- As a non-lawyer who isn't ideologically wedded to either party in the republican debate, I'm really not fussed either way.
- Thing is, I've already tried purgatory, so I'm not that fussed.
- We're not fussed about whether each bedroom has the same number of electric sockets and chairs, or what sort of cutlery is in the restaurant.
- It's about the only part of it that I'm particularly fussed about.
- They were not that fussed about the District Court rule which required you to name the statute, but you had to have all the facts that would ground an action under section 34.
- When London beckoned me back, I was too busy working (and establishing a life in the city) to be fussed with lessons.
- Not that I'm really fussed, I got more important things to worry about now
- We can't imagine they'll be too fussed about receiving a letter asking them very nicely to appear in court at some stage, at their convenience, if it's not too much trouble, pretty please?
- If the insured has a good claim against the insurer, we are not fussed about 54 at all.
- I'm not fussed if it's a UK one or one abroad - I may give a little bit to one of each.
- By the way they'd grope her, I never got the impression that the chaps in the pub were too fussed by her previous existence.
- We've never been fussed about what people think of us, so awards like that don't matter to us
- The new tiles are a different size but I'm not fussed because the whole shower-room will be redone at some stage fairly soon.
- And I'm sure any seasoned diver will agree that if you're going down, you can't afford to be too fussed about what ends up in your mouth.
- I find out about the scholarship later in the year, and sure, I look forward to that, though I can't say I'm too fussed.
- ‘Robin has never been very fussed about winning people over,’ one ally admitted last night.
- Atheists probably wouldn't be fussed and might find the whole thing amusing.
- As far as Basques who are not too fussed about their food are concerned, using a recipe book is cheating.
- And they're not fussed about where it comes from.
- With no credit card debts to pay, their total outgoings should be a fair bit lower than they are now and as they're comparatively young, they're not fussed about extending the term of the mortgage.
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