In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/suggestion) estúpido(person/suggestion) idiota(suggestion/person) inane formalan inane laugh — una risa de estúpido / de idiota
- That hasn't prevented him becoming the object of ridicule among his peers or the victim of inane questioning about his lifestyle.
- I especially don't want to be welcomed and have to respond to friendly questions with a thin, watery smile and inane small talk.
- Brooke glanced back out the window, away from this boy and his inane and pointless questions.
- And then imagine some inane TV presenter springs out on you and says that it was all a big practical joke.
- Yet in my winding down from work I feel compelled to continue filling the awkward silence with inane conversation.
- I am very disappointed that the Minister of Finance interrupts with such a silly, inane comment.
- It is Charles's job to appear in front of the cameras, grin and bear it and answer sometimes unbearably inane questions with whatever panache he can muster.
- He kept coming out with moronic and inane comments.
- Californian hippies in suits intone the inane and never-challenged mantra that information wants to be free.
- Once again, my inane rambling doesn't have an answer at the end of it.
- How foolish and childish and inane to think, and pray and hope, that all would justly right itself.
- This is the point when both sides are convinced that the other one is completely inane and ridiculously intractable.
- He is over fond of parenthesis and inane wisecracks.
- Nothing before or since has been quite as bad, quite so pointless or inane.
- Then it's back to earth for an inane, no-brain, audience-participation pub quiz.
- After about an hour full of restless moments and inane thoughts, finally it was 2 p.m.
- He's proud of his profession and hasn't got much time for poorly prepared reporters who ask inane questions.
- But we are digressing from a totally pointless and inane post here.
- The rest of the album is equally mind-churningly inane.
- My clock beeps because I don't like waking up to loud music, or some inane DJ telling me what a wonderful day it is.
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