In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1farfullarhablar atropelladamentehe was gibbering with rage — tartamudeaba de la rabia
- you gibbering idiot! — ¡imbécil!
- I was reduced to a gibbering wreck — ya no sabía ni lo que decía
- He was led, gibbering, by his mum into the stark light of a side exit.
- After a minute of two of stalking around the room, shaking and gibbering, I started looking around to see what had become of the chemical.
- By this stage I wasn't babbling, more like gibbering.
- They're always gibbering and fighting - it can get to be too much for me to handle.
- He gibbered madly and his muscles spasmed, and he sunk to his knees in the muddy trench, his heart pumping his blood out into the soil.
- He sways before the roaring inferno, blind and gibbering.
- The scientists gibbered amongst themselves, all unusually excited.
- Somehow, it left me almost gibbering with fear.
- They disappeared into the crowded room, gibbering good-naturedly.
- He scuttled off, gibbering with delight, to make it habitable.
- ‘Yes, yes,’ the man gibbered, suddenly regaining his voice.
- The day will come, soon enough, when I'm gibbering, and incoherent, but right now I'm in control and I don't want anyone else to know.
- Before I get to the part where I start gibbering and spluttering, I should begin by doing what I can manage coherently.
- But now I'm jumping up and down in my seat, gibbering like a chimp.
- A man in the middle of a particularly nasty nervous breakdown is gibbering.
- Before Andrew could answer, the red light flicked off and a doctor came out, gibbering away in Japanese.
- They restrained the man as he writhed and gibbered.
- The doctor, who can understand Hungarian, realised that the inmate was rambling and gibbering not in Russian but in Hungarian, which is not a Slavonic language.
- He spent the next day literally gibbering in his cell, while those in neighbouring cells threatened to kill him, because he had now kept them awake for three nights.
- And all the time the two old girls are gibbering softly in language, laughing.
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