In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(speculation, scandal)chismorreo masculine informalcotilleo masculine Spain informalshe gave me all the latest gossip — me puso al día con los chismes informal
- it's just idle gossip — solo son habladurías
- it gave rise to a lot of gossip in the office — dio mucho que hablar en la oficina
- an interesting piece of gossip — un chisme interesante
- While it is true that set gossip is often exaggerated, it's amazing how often stories turn out to be completely true.
- However, members of the public reading the caption would think it was true and that the gossip he reported was accurate.
- It all became as terrible as completely true gossip would be.
- Those in tune with local film gossip have been waiting for Hussain's vision to hit the big screen for a long time.
- Friendly newsagent Lynda, who is a runner in her spare time, keeps me up to date on the local athletics gossip.
- The pilgrim was a good man, and innocent in his way, and sitting down to rest in the market square, he listened to the local gossip.
- Adam was talking to the owner of the apartment block once we'd moved in, and found out some of the local gossip about the residents.
- It's a fast read with lots of insider details and gossip.
- One might think that they were there for an arisan (monthly social gathering) to catch up with the local gossip.
- Consequently, we kept our daily reports clear of any gossip or personal information.
- It's still uncertain if the damaging gossip is true, but if it were, I would only respect Sharon that much more!
- His survival depends on audiences who will not accept fact-free reporting and who recognize gossip packaged in legalese.
- Hopefully I will find easy wireless access and have some fun gossip to report.
- After that incident, I immediately wrote an article to discuss the issue and asked the media not to report too much gossip.
- It was the place you'd go to hear the local gossip, have a quiet pint, watch a game on TV, or read the paper.
- Perhaps the most remarkable comment made by the source was when he referred to what he said was a popular theory in the current round of local gossip.
- Yes, but I must add it is mostly local gossip, the trial has yet to take place.
- The population is skewed toward the seriously rich, with billionaires, according to the local gossip, having driven out the millionaires.
- Once the local gossip was out of the way, she took to her usual habit of saying, ‘So what's new?’
- The love triangle became the subject of local gossip and he was shattered.
2(chat)to have a gossip with sb — chismorrear con algn informal
3(person)chismoso masculine informalchismosa feminine informalcotilla masculine Spain informal
- This latest buzz on their crumbling relationship is only their press people conceding that the gossips have been right all along!
- We've got replica handcuffs, manacles, thumb screws, a branding iron and even a scold's bridle, a metal head cage often used to punish and humiliate gossips to stop them from talking!
- There was more to titillate gossips; Queen Victoria instructed those servants so entrusted to place a lock of John Brown's hair and his photograph in her coffin at her death in 1901.
- E. used to have the best job a gossip could hope for - telephone operator in a small town in the days of party lines.
- The dichotomy that exists between reticent and proper small town papers and ruthlessly efficient small town gossips fascinates me.
- But when it comes to protecting our peace and quiet, we Beggarsdalians make the Sicilians sound like a bunch of loud-mouthed gossips.
- Because friends don't let friends get tagged as vicious gossips.
- The government encourages village snoops and urban gossips to volunteer their infinite time and darkest thoughts as a way of keeping the rest of us in line.
- He was a horrible gossip, and his tales shifted from fact to fancy in the space of a minute.
- Under Wareham's instruction, they walked down the lane to the home of the local gossip, Mrs. Haggerton.
- He is one part charming, electric, shrewd, an engrossing teller of stories, a gossip - and one part beast.
- Oh, that poor woman, victim of small town gossips!
- The first gossips were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
- Like so much of what's been reported about Lorna Moon, it was largely codswallop, the tittle-tattle of small town gossips.
- He was, incongruously, an incurable gossip, careful to label rumour for what it was, but fascinated by it…
- Also, I am totally intolerant of gossips and most annoying people.
- Mean spirited gossips painted C.C. as a cold-blooded murderer but his dead brother would have been a more likely choice for that role.
- A list of six names was compiled by the gossips and rumour-mongers of Belgravia, among them key figures from high society - aristocracy, government ministers and film stars.
- And my respect is never earned by idle-minded gossips, no matter how ancient they might be.
- Market gossips suggest there are up to half a dozen firms casting a serious eye over Rank.
1(chatter)chismorrear informalchismear informalcotillear Spain informal
- Her sister Lee offered her support and then gossiped about her to Truman Capote and Cecil Beaton.
- They gossiped, bickered, laughed and fought - just as children do every day.
- Today, I spent a long time at the hairdressers, gossiping with the staff and having my hair coloured and snipped and fiddled with.
- Not just because she swears a lot, holds strident political views or gossips freely about the pomposity of certain Scottish theatre critics.
- She jokes and gossips about some of his parliamentary colleagues, and though he doesn't join in, he does chuckle.
- Taking a seat in a corner booth, we order a bottle of wine and begin gossiping away merrily.
- We were also gossiping about people from school when Bella's cell phone rang.
- We gossiped for a while and when the music stopped, went to our room.
- On the way home on the train, my brother read a racing form, my sister-in-law and I gossiped, and we were all grateful we didn't have to move.
- They worried about love, marriage and work, fussed about their children, gossiped and plotted.
- After the show we all sat in the bar and chatted and gossiped.
- Have you gossiped about one of those lunch girls behind her back?
- We laughed and drank more wine and gossiped about old colleagues, including one women who fell in love with a Cuban while holidaying in Havana.
- They would have no one to cook for them, no one to clean, and no one to drive the buggy about town while they chatted and gossiped with their friends.
- Who ever thought I'd wish people gossiped about me more?
- I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, nasty, selfish, or self-indulgent.
- He probably would have gossiped with Marcia, and tried to chat up David.
- What people once gossiped about, they now pass over in silence.
- Some read, some gossiped, some just stared at the ads.
- The girls all gossiped and chatted, laughing really hard when Noah came to the door, and leaned on the frame.
2(spread tales)contar chismes
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