In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(emotion)horror masculine(story/movie) de terrorI cried out in horror — grité horrorizada
- to have a horror of sth/ -ing
- he has a horror of spiders — les tiene horror / terror a las arañas
- I have a horror of being alone — me aterra / me da pavor estar sola
- everyone has a horror story to tell about ... — todo el mundo ha tenido alguna mala experiencia con ...
- The science fiction and horror genres have often served as mirrors of the troubles and fears of the time.
- Unlike many horror films, this story is given time to breathe and develop.
- Shock, horror, disgust impinge on our sense of ourselves, creating a sense of crisis as our sense of completeness and comfort is threatened.
- Consumers have reacted with shock and horror over reports that frozen chickens sold in supermarkets are often fed on ground up chicken parts mixed in with grain.
- The new year began as the last one ended, in fear, horror and bloodshed.
- However, I note with fear and horror that somebody is trying to suppress the truth on the only website brave enough to tell it how it is.
- Marty was one of the lucky few to portray both a ghoul and a biker in that legendary horror film.
- This is also one reason why I remain so steadfastly resolute about concentrating on fantasy, science fiction and horror film.
- Emotions such as fear, horror, disgust, etc. are not intrinsically unpleasant.
- I'd like to see sex comedies with sex, horror films without irony and political dramas that really appreciate where we are these days.
- We have experienced so much horror, pain and fear since then that it seems like a lifetime ago.
- But she wasn't screaming in horror or fear, but with easily recognizable rage.
- There were feelings of horror, repulsion and fear being expressed.
- Their light-hearted take on horror belies the genuine fear Reinblatt felt wrestling with the writing of the play.
- Cheap laughs were hard to come by, and the crashing economy seemed to be turning all Hong Kong films into horror movies.
- Traumatic events have in common the ability to elicit intense and immediate fear, helplessness, horror and distress.
- I don't care if they made you laugh, cry, scream in shock or from horror, just tell me what they are!
- The fear and horror in their eyes was very evident in the video, if it is a hoax then they certainly have a promising future in Hollywood.
- The Curse of Frankenstein was also the first horror film to feature Cushing and Christopher Lee together.
- We see the human face every day, and though it affects us in many ways, fear and horror would not normally be among those emotions.
- I have to admit that much of the intense fear and horror I was experiencing has now passed.
- Fantasy, science fiction, and horror filmmakers have been widely influenced by the Quatermass stories.
- He admits to thriving on a variety of projects that have covered several genres including period dramas, horror, comedy and science fiction.
- However, I'm encouraged by the emergence of a new genre of quieter, less gory horror films in the early years of the new century.
- When people do dare broach the subject they talk of it with a wide range of emotions - horror, disgust, anger, bitterness, resentment.
- He has composed for a variety of genres but science fiction, horror and fantasy stories dominate his filmography.
- Don't Look Now is a beautifully restrained horror film.
- Individuals can respond to these experiences with intense fear, horror or a sense of helplessness.
- Shocked, I reeled away in horror, fearing that some passing stranger might take me for a rubber fetishist, a thought that appals and revolts me.
- To me it was a great genre show that made horror and science fiction funny, smart, and eminently entertaining.
- But Toby doesn't react with horror or disgust or shock, instead complaining that Bree lied to him.
- After Frankenstein, the gentle, soft-spoken Karloff would star in horror films, and precious little else.
- A number of us watched - more in shock or surprise than horror.
- Let's hope not, as it has the potential to be a wonderful mixture of film noir and horror.
- I felt fear, horror, hatred but it was all mixed up into one feeling.
- On more than one occasion in the past, a low budget horror film has had a lasting influence on the genre's future.
- Judy gasped in shock and horror, paralyzed with disgust and unbridled rage as Sarah stormed out of the room.
- In contemporary popular cinema, it is virtually impossible to cleanly demarcate the genres of horror and thriller.
- Mann proved himself adept crossing genres from comedies such as Our Man Flint to horror films like Willard.
- The work was a breakthrough, spawning the birth of two literary genres: science-fiction and horror fiction.
1.2(experience, event)the horrors of nuclear warfare — los horrores de la guerra atómica
- (in newspapers) ten die in gas blast horror — diez muertos en una explosión de gas
- horror of horrors, you'll actually have to do some work! — ¡qué horror! ¡hasta vas a tener que trabajar!
1.3informal (person, thing)monstruo masculinethat child's a little horror! — ¡ese niño es un diablillo! informal
- We know the names of the countries, we hear the names of the leaders every day in the news, we discuss the politics, the horrors and the terrors.
- Wilson's idealism and incompetence unleashed or hastened many of the horrors of the 20th century, abroad and at home.
- Because its scope, scale, and horrors seem incomprehensible to us now, World War II continues to fascinate us.
- He thinks Anse is a horror of a human being to throw Darl down in the public street and handcuff him and to pour concrete on Cash's leg, forever destroying it.
- There has been some talk of strategies, but one of the horrors of terrorism is that there are no tactics.
- From Madrid to Moscow the horrors of the terrorist bomb took a dreadful toll last week.
- But there was another horror, one as difficult to believe.
- The horrors of the terrorism could not be rationalized.
- He added that the struggle between good and evil was still being waged today, highlighting the horrors of the past century, including terrorism.
- At worst, it can be highly offensive; a horror of sexist trappings and misguided tensions.
- Or come back later for some thoughts on how to effectively counter that horror.
- Napoleon, Chris says, has been criticised for sleepwalking his way through the horrors of the retreat, unaware of the sufferings of his soldiers.
- The purpose of such action is to force average people to their knees and hold them hostage to the horrors of terrorism.
- Name your disaster, horror or tragedy, no matter how grotesque, and there will be someone making a joke of it somewhere.
- But here, the main issue is civilian incomprehension of the horrors of war, as a shell-shocked young hero returns home only to greet news of his DSO with disgust.
- This is maybe how the world avoids a horror of the kind it has never seen.
- And our government are prepared to send those who have fled from this terror back into these horrors?
- As in every culture, where all other Indians in the story are proud and honourable, Emiliano happens to be a horror of almost fantastical proportions.
- No wonder he remained to be a stranger to everyone else for no one dared or risked taking a step into such a place filled with horrors and terrors that only the Shadow Assailant knew of.
- Clippings from films and documentaries showing the horrors of war and terrorism are interspersed throughout.
- Isn't it time we looked closer to earth for effective solutions to terrorism's horrors?
- One could live and work in the capital and be practically oblivious to the horrors of the war and daily terror that many Colombian women face and shared with me.
- Then there are the great unknowns such as the horrors being planned by terrorists and others who thrive on chaos and destruction.
- The characters all speak in melodramatic, incomplete sentences as if they knew unspeakable horrors, but this tactic merely delays revelations that turn out to be quite dull.
informalspiders give me the horrors — las arañas me ponen los pelos de punta informal
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