In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1de mala muerte informalcutre Spain informalrasca Southern Cone informalchafa Mexico informal(meal) asqueroso informalI feel really grotty — estoy chungo Spain informal
- Inside those grotty beer-stained sweatpants is a smart, funny, well-dressed man waiting to emerge.
- I'm feeling pretty grotty today, still sick with a cold.
- ‘It has shown it has an ability to bounce back from the bad old days of high unemployment and poor education and a grotty town centre,’ he said.
- Sometimes he would force you to clean his filthy floor with a grotty toothbrush and if you were really naughty he would lock you in the dirty, dusty dungeon.
- It is made up of silly little stories, each grotty in its own individual way!
- Otherwise their five-star hotel will have to be built in a less prominent position with a view over our grotty row of cottages.
- See, the upshot of getting there in the wee hours is that you can sift through them and find the really grotty dog-eared books with water damage and coffee stains that are a whole $4 cheaper than the other copies.
- At first sight, the grotty cotton balls seem like an affront, but a funny one that quickly gives way to an appreciation of the literal saturation of color they accomplish, and the way they morph at a distance into flowers.
- It is in a desolate location surrounded by grotty blocks of flats and graffiti.
- First of all, I'm off work with some sort of ‘flu bug, feeling extremely grotty.
- It looked like it was going to be grotty, but as I was on the tube the clouds all seemed to disappear and by the time I came back above ground at Tottenham Court Road station the sky was a beautiful clear blue and the sun was shining brightly.
- Given the title and director, I was expecting something grotty and disturbing, so I was pleasantly surprised when the film turned out to be a lighthearted kitschy romp.
- People expect spittoons and grotty seating.
- The horror books certainly were gross and grotty.
- They laughed at him, they called him a loser, they sneered at his grotty little band of physical misfits, they ridiculed his manifestly hypocritical ideas, sought to diminish him publicly at every opportunity they could.
- What a contrast it was to get back to our grotty hotel after such a glitzy day.
- I am feeling pretty grotty about the whole thing at the moment.
- The damp cavernous interior of the house, with its grotty kitchen, filthy toilets and peeling wallpaper, adds to an overbearing sense of decay that pervades the film and its characters.
- As many of you will know, composting is a kind of compulsion - once you've discovered the fascination of being able to turn grotty garden waste into rich, crumbly, dark brown compost, you never grow out of it.
- We stayed here as it was cheap & the location is great - probably is good value for money but the rooms are grotty & depressing.
- There's damage here as far as the eye can see… holes in walls, fittings ripped off, filthy kitchens, grotty toilets, rubbish everywhere.
- He catches the cramped, grotty frisson of the reporters' room, the professionalism instilled by hard-nosed old hands in the game, the lure of the bars in Vulcan Lane when the final edition had been put to bed.
- The hotel was well out of the centre in a slightly grotty area, and so there wasn't much to see in the immediate vicinity, but in any case I wanted to work on the act for the night.
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