In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(nervous agitation)histeria femininehisterismo masculinea fit of hysterics — un ataque de histeria
- to go into hysterics — ponerse histérico
- he nearly had hysterics — por poco le da un ataque / se pone histérico
- she was almost in hysterics — estaba como loca
- And the young actress doesn't rely on hysterics and overacting (as others might) to convey Maria's desperation.
- She played a sullen nutcase prone to hysterics and evil giggles.
- Sadly for Burnside, such hysterics are less impressive when introduced by a diarist who lacks the wit to spell check her ‘murmour’ ed offerings.
- I admit unashamedly I'd like for this statement to be met with grand hysterics, someone to shriek out ‘DON'T DO IT!’
- It would simply be helpful if the neighbours could resign themselves to an approximately similar exercise, with fewer tantrums and hysterics.
- I'm prone to hysterics and don't think clearly.
- Through it all, though, Utidjian is superb, capable of generating power not from volume or hysterics, but from the subtlest expression.
- But his mission is complicated by Louis' quirks and emotional hysterics.
- Some ragas such as Darbari-kanhara, Khamaj and Pooriya are strongly recommended for defusing tension in mind, particularly in case of hysterics.
- Lopez is completely inept when it comes to playing out the hysterics that this mellow-dramatic insipid thriller so often demands of her.
- If I went to a crowded place I would go into hysterics because everyone's voices and emotions were pounding inside my skull.
- Peter's wink sent Jes right back into convulsions and minor hysterics.
- She got a second Oscar nod, as Best Supporting Actress, for her wildly funny hysterics in Allen's Husbands and Wives.
- Heck, we even had a great time at my brother's wedding - no hysterics or drama (well, there was behind the scenes, but more on that later).
- But then I recalled our parking lot hysterics of this weekend and my angry words to him about how he can't be bothered to read my writing.
- And you know intellects are most prone to emotional distress, as proven by your own hysterics.
- When frenzy and hysterics threaten, just keep telling yourself that smiling's a better facial aerobic than frowning.
- Again: why should I take these hysterics seriously?
- Then, with the camera still rolling, there was general hysterics and the question ‘Does Derek win the twenty pounds?’
2informal(laughter)ataque de risa masculinejust looking at him sent us into hysterics — solo con verlo, nos dio un ataque de risa
- Jim had us in hysterics — Jim nos hizo morir / desternillar de (la) risa
- Ollie falls backwards in hysterics onto the bed and promptly falls off, stepping right onto his laptop which had been left open on the floor.
- The audience was in hysterics and applauding their heads off and I think they were on their feet, which was rare back then.
- For some reason, that put me and my friends Dan and Ali in hysterics.
- I was laughing in hysterics, yet utterly disgusted!
- I'm in hysterics right now over the useful British phrases.
- I was in hysterics of course, and as a joke I said the temperature the next day would probably be six degrees across the nation.
- As we passed it around, reading aloud, we were in hysterics.
- GW's facial expressions had us in constant hysterics and the quote of the night had to have been calling the terrorists ‘haters’.
- DJ and Michael go into fits of hysterics, rolling around on the floor.
- Like a woman loosing all sanity, I began to laugh in hysterics.
- Perhaps the worst thing about this show was not the acts themselves, but the fact that the audience was in hysterics.
- Kayla laughed in hysterics as her skates slid up under her and she landed on her bottom.
- I was literally rolling on the floor in hysterics.
- His emotions took hold and he burst into hysterics, warranting a quick response from the Takavaran commander.
- He was a real wind up merchant with a wicked sense of humour - he had everyone in hysterics and he will be very sadly missed.
- And then all the male guests returned to the stage, each of them bare-chested too, as the audience went into hysterics.
- Or maybe they're all quietly doubled up in hysterics behind me.
- But eventually it made it to Canada, where my teenaged friends and I would watch it in total hysterics after school.
- Candace doubled up with laughter and lay on the floor in hysterics, still in control of the beam.
- Marty and his gang had gone into hysterics at her slight tantrum.
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