In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They are suffering terribly but their mind is perfect, so it is a living hell.
- A callous dog owner has escaped going to jail after making his pet's life a living hell of prolonged torment.
- Why do you continue to make my life a living hell now you are dead?
- Jail is in many ways worse anyway, with life inside being a living hell.
- If you know what local television is like in the Philippines you know what a living hell it was.
- He spent six weeks in a living hell all because of his thoughtlessness!
- You can say that your life has been a living hell for the last few months.
- I may as well live in a fiery inferno, for God's sake, because my life has become a living hell!
- It's marvellous for two days, then you feel like you're in a living hell.
- That girl, now that I think back, showed me that not all girls were like those ones who had made my life hell at such an impressionable age.
- For my husband and thousands like him, life really is a living hell.
- Before long, an unspeakable hell of gunfire, death and destruction surround you.
- The mold, the weather, and my sinuses are conspiring to make my life a living hell.
- The people around him had no idea that it was really a living hell for him.
- It's been going on for three years - it's a living hell and we've decided enough is enough.
- After the death, staff at the home became intolerably cruel to her and made her life a living hell.
- You vow you're going to make his/her life a living hell as long as you are alive.
- The stories from those inside haunts anyone who hears them, and this is perhaps the closest thing to a living hell.
- It attracts the drug trade and expands it and simply makes life a living hell.
- It truly has been the closest thing to a living hell that I've ever experienced.
(make trouble)infierno masculineto burn/roast in hell — arder/asarse en el infierno
- a cold day in hell
- it will be a cold day in hell before John writes to us — John nos escribirá cuando las ranas críen pelos
- all hell broke loose / out — se armó la gorda / la de Dios es Cristo
- come hell or high water
- come hell or high water, the job has to be finished — sea como sea / pase lo que pase hay que terminar el trabajo
- she intended to marry him come hell or high water — pensaba casarse con él contra viento y marea
- hell for leather — como alma que lleva el diablo
- just for the hell of it — solo por divertirse
- there'll be hell to pay — se va a armar la gorda / la de Dios es Cristo
- to knock hell/ beat (the) hell out of sb — sacudir a algn de lo lindo
- to play hell/ merry hell with sth — hacer estragos en algo
- to raise hell/ merry hell — (have rowdy fun) armar jarana
- to scare the hell out of sb
- you scared the hell out of me! — ¡qué susto me pegaste!
- his driving scares the hell out of her — le da pánico como conduce
- to see sb in hell first
- I'll see you/him in hell first! — ¡ni muerto!
- hell hath no fury like a woman scorned — no hay nada más de temer que una mujer despechada
- the path / road / way to hell is paved with good intentions — de buenas intenciones está empedrado el camino del infierno
- They conceived the idea that God dwells within each person and that heaven and hell exist here and now on earth.
- It teaches that there is no eternal hell or damnation and every soul has the capacity to realize the Truth.
- No criminal could be as cruel as the God who would consign human beings to a hell.
- Then the soul is sent either to heaven to enjoy the fruits of a decent life or condemned to eternal hell and damnation forever.
- So God's holiness makes hell as inevitable as his love makes heaven.
- But I'm committed to the teaching of the scriptures that there is a heaven and a hell.
- The hell of this world is all the hell I will endure and it is all the heaven unbelievers will ever enjoy.
- All those whose names are not written in the book of life will be thrown into hell, the lake of fire, and the sentence will be eternal.
- If this is true, then the burning fires of hell would be the coziest place imaginable.
- Do you want reliable answers concerning issues like life, forgiveness, death, heaven or hell?
- We must always remember that the purifying fires of heaven are hotter than the fires of hell.
- Heaven and hell are eternal states with no movement of people from one to the other.
- In that explanation, the hell realm was in the depths of the earth.
- Like everyone else I know, I am a first-timer on this earth and can shed no light on the existence of an afterlife or heaven and hell.
- I believe I am making my own hell or heaven now and that my after life will be what I deserve.
1.2(suffering, confusion)a living hell — un auténtico infierno
- three months of sheer hell — tres meses horrorosos
- I went through hell after his death — sufrí muchísimo cuando murió
- it was hell on the streets because of the strike — las calles eran un verdadero infierno por la huelga
- to give sb hell
- those children really give her hell — esos niños le hacen pasar las de Caín
- this tooth's giving me hell — esta muela me está haciendo ver las estrellas
- he got hell from his wife for staying out late — su mujer le armó una buena por llegar tarde
- to make sb's life hell — hacerle la vida imposible a algn
- they made life hell for the people next door — les hacían la vida imposible a los vecinos de al lado
- her life was hell on earth with him — con él, su vida era un calvario
2informalhow the hell do these pieces fit together? — ¿cómo demonios / diablos encajan estas piezas?
- what the hell! — ¿y qué?
- why the hell didn't you tell me? — ¿por qué diablos no me lo dijiste?
- I can do whatever the hell I like — puedo hacer lo que me dé la real / santa gana
- he's a / one hell of a guy — es un tipo sensacional
- that's one hell of a problem you've got there — ahí tienes un problema de padre y señor mío
- that's a hell of a price to pay for a coat — es una barbaridad pagar eso por un abrigo
- they're (as) mean as hell — son de lo más tacaño que hay
- to run/fight like hell — correr/pelear como un loco
- it hurts like hell — duele una barbaridad
- like / the hell he will/can/did/has — ¡y un cuerno!
- he can fix it — can he hell! — él lo puede arreglar — ¡qué va a poder! / ¡y un cuerno!
- get the hell out of here! — ¡lárgate de aquí!
- my nerves are shot to hell — tengo los nervios hechos polvo
- I wish to hell he'd shut up — ¡por qué no se callará de una puñetera vez!
3informalgo to hell! — ¡vete a la mierda!
- she told him to go to hell — lo mandó al diablo
- hell, that's some car! — ¡caray, qué cochazo!
- are you coming? — hell no/yes! — ¿vas a venir? — ¡ni hablar!/¡claro que sí!
- hell's bells / teeth! — ¡madre mía!
- oh hell! — ¡carajo / coño / mierda!
- to hell with waiting: I'm off! — ¡qué esperar ni (que) niño muerto! yo me voy
- oh, well, what the hell! — bueno ¿qué importa? / ¿y qué?
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