In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(severe questioning)interrogatorio masculineinquisición feminine
- A lone holidaymaker floored by illness asks room service for two bottles of water, only to be subjected to a tragi-comic inquisition as to whether she is secretly harbouring a lover in her single - occupancy room.
- Already there are signs that he is wearying of questions about next year's duel with the Americans but the bad news for the Largs-born player is that the inquisition will intensify with each month.
- Instead of inquisitions, which can often fail to reveal the whole truth about incidents, bullying children should be ‘taught’ better ways of interacting, Robinson says.
- To do: bring it up with him as a gentle inquiry, not an inquisition; tell him hearing those words would make you feel good.
- In his book he traces the shameful collaboration between government personnel officers and the D.C. vice squads that fueled inquisitions, investigations and systematic removals of gay people from federal agencies.
- I knew from the way she rolled her eyes that he was performing his ritual inquisition.
- He attempted to head off my questions with inquisitions about the trip.
- And they couldn't understand either why anyone would be trying to tax their brains with such a meaningless inquisition.
- We chatted about this and that, although on reflection I think it might have been more of an inquisition on my part.
- During the inquisition Jack was asked if he had had other affairs.
- Now, there would probably be an inquisition if I got in that late.
- But it's probably not wise to give too hard an inquisition.
- In this case, this particular woman was innocent in her inquisitions, but there are plenty out there who think, ‘How hard is it to make fabulous food and put it on a plate?’
- The freedom of the press means nothing if diligent journalists can't make occasional mistakes without prompting inquisitions, especially if they're willing to issue retractions as promptly as the networks did.
- She classified the inquisitions of the two nurses as outrageous.
- The process is more an inquisition than an interview - albeit a good-humoured one.
- His mood was slightly more restrained when he eventually emerged from the inquisition.
- And as their coach and captain faced the first questions of a lengthy inquisition, the atmosphere was distinctly funereal.
- When something is badly organised, awkwardly structured and feebly managed, the inquiries and inquisitions commence.
- She mixes her tough inquisitions with equally rigorous networking, her Glasgow West End kitchen being one of the city's busiest salons.
2the Inquisition — la Inquisición
- the Spanish Inquisition — el Santo Oficio
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