In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(uninterested)indiferenteindifferent to sth/sb
- he is quite indifferent to that sort of thing — ese tipo de cosa le es / le resulta totalmente indiferente
- she seemed indifferent when she was told the news — no pareció inmutarse cuando le dieron la noticia
- A few substances were passed around, but my mom and dad are rather indifferent to anything possibly illegal going on.
- One of the main reasons they have risen to such prominence is the fact that the police are at best indifferent to them and, at worst, actively sympathize.
- His manner was cold and indifferent to the plight of the boy before him.
- They shared, for the most part, my apathy and were rather indifferent to the goings on in this ‘hybrid’ sport.
- No one I knew seemed in the indifferent middle, and the radical split in opinion was pretty much even.
- Some, rather than being simply indifferent to the well-being of others, have an urgent need to make others feel agony and humiliation.
- The third threat level is constituted by political systems that are indifferent to the expressed interests of the majority of the world's population.
- The other extreme of inelegant solution is to become callous and indifferent to the suffering of others.
- He leaned on his hands and shrugged, indifferent to Curt's attitude.
- While hardware vendors whine about the levy, consumers seem fairly indifferent.
- A bit of parliamentary mayhem might attract the interest of voters who are now entirely indifferent to what goes on at Holyrood.
- It was about how we have become a society which is uncaring and indifferent to one another.
- Despite his poor village origins, he is cold and indifferent to the problems confronting his family and friends.
- Positive, negative, and indifferent reactions were fairly equally common, especially at the timeof the experience.
- I couldn't really feel any great sympathy for him, and felt rather indifferent to his fate.
- Our tolerant attitude is often little more than lack of interest or disbelief; we are as indifferent to our own beliefs as to those of others.
- This may mean the person gives up interests and hobbies or is indifferent to social conventions and to the opinions of others.
- I was rather indifferent to it at the time, but twenty years on, it sounds fresh and original.
- For three grueling days the young boy had remained oblivious to his surrounding world, unresponsive and indifferent to anything and anyone around him.
- Bloggers can express themselves in a number of ways: from contrary to confessional, indifferent to impassioned.
- All over Britain, amateur dramatics societies are putting on shows throughout the year - some good, some bad, some plain indifferent.
- We have all got to know our fair share of weather good, bad and mostly indifferent, if it's summer in the UK.
- There might be one outstanding book and a few middling or indifferent ones.
- Out of this, he has constructed a play with a rather limp beginning, a mildly interesting middle, and an indifferent conclusion.
- The photographs are of indifferent quality, the layout and design clumsy and amateurish.
- His appearance differed from the passable but indifferent style I'd been used to in him, often typical of computer programmers.
- The summer's indifferent weather was threatening profit forecasts.
- Too many of his roles were simply indifferent, and the Pink Panther films slid into mediocrity.
- The opera was indifferent, but fairly successful with public.
- He was a city boy, always had been, and his riding skills were fairly indifferent.
- After being the surprise package of last season, it would be fair to say that it's been an indifferent start this time round for the team.
- What we definitely did see was indifferent bowling and fielding in the first half, and indifferent batting in the second.
- We seem to be in a constant state of commemoration, celebrating the good, the bad, the indifferent - and that which is better forgotten.
- Forget about league performances and the indifferent display against London two weeks ago.
- And this time round he has indifferent designers and inferior actors.
- This detachment translates into filmmaking that feels indifferent and at times uninspired.
- A more vain politician might have bemoaned the cramped conditions, the indifferent beds, the miles to be covered every day, the rushed meals.
- They got off a poor start and after an indifferent opening half really came good in the second half, getting two early points.
- For such a naturally gifted spinner of the ball, he had a disappointing Test career, taking 121 wickets at an indifferent average of 37.
- The company's finance director said 2003 was a mixed year with an indifferent first six months leading to a stronger second half.
- Distracted by the regulatory settlement, it is easy to overlook how indifferent the company's second-quarter performance was.
- Beyond these couple of top tunes you see, the music fades into that bland indifferent realm of the average pop song.
- Then she subdivided the coins in the groups into good, so-so and indifferent.
- His indifferent first touch denied him a second.
- And but for an indifferent second season, he has piled on runs, averaging 49.7 from 35 first-class games.
- The indifferent weather is affecting the outcome of matches as batters are finding it hard to get any rhythm.
2(mediocre)mediocredel montón informalthe acting was at best indifferent, at worst indescribable — la actuación tuvo momentos mediocres y otros francamente nefastos
- with indifferent success — con poco éxito
- good, bad or indifferent? — ¿bueno, malo o regular?
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