In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(machinations)intriga femininecabildeo masculinea master of intrigue — un maestro de la intriga
- At the same time American capitalism carried out its own ambitious counterrevolutionary intrigue, through the newly formed CIA as well as other agencies.
- He needed somebody to trust in this morass of intrigue and double meaning that was called the royal court.
- Hamlet is a political play rife with plotting, intrigue and spying.
- A hint of conspiracy and intrigue permeates the piece.
- He also discovers a nest of intrigue, decadence and a heathen willingness to murder people very casually if they get in your way.
- The simmering tension between them is played out against the sweep of world events as Shanghai fears a Japanese attack and the city becomes a hotbed of political intrigue, secrets and desperation.
- It is a stirring, brutal tale of conspiracy and intrigue, treachery and dissent, the overthrow of a hapless leader named Duncan.
- And it was one commingle of secrets, codes and intrigue that I came across, as I flipped pages upon pages of this wonderfully-written work.
- It was, according to Balzac, a world in which talent counted for nothing, and bribery, intrigue and unscrupulousness were the key factors in success.
- This is a story of intrigue, conspiracy, heroism and romance - and a good deal of it true.
- With its formulaic plot of intrigue and power struggles, the current drama at Scottish Screen has been a source of much fascination for the Scottish press.
- Four members of the family are remembered for their scheming and intrigue, including murder by poison.
- There's no political intrigue, no plot twists and a near-total lack of cutscenes.
- American football, on the other hand, is a game of intrigue, strategies and intellect.
- The play of politics, with its betrayal and intrigue and calculation and conspiracy, holds the common persons in thrall…
- In a country ruled largely by man, not law, succession creates rare opportunities for political intrigue and policy change.
- A tale of murder, bribery, betrayal and intrigue follows as the plot gathers pace and Solomon races to towards the finish line.
- It's a tale of intrigue, dark secrets, and double crosses.
- The change of premier was generally free of the apparent conspiratorial intrigue of December 1916.
- I hated this room, the atmosphere of backstabbing intrigue and devious plots and politics that hung overhead like a forthcoming tempest.
2(flirtation, love affair)aventura feminine
- If you're one of the beautiful elite, summer is a fizzy whirl of suitors and intrigues and liaisons.
- With a rich history, including periods as a Greek and Roman colony, as well as the internal intrigues of ruling kings and their concubines, Istanbul nowadays is a colorful, eclectic melting pot of cultures.
- Personal enmity, property disputes, love intrigues, dowry and gain are the major reasons for murdering women.
- Here the usual Rossini mix of disguises and love intrigues is given added complexity by the fact that there are no fewer than three women in love with the principal character.
- But while this is a satisfying central plot, the story is just as much about the accident-prone romances and intrigues of the rest of this likeable family.
- The normally staid boardrooms of the country's big car makers have been rocked by allegations of bribery and sexual intrigue.
- The blather wears thin, as do the endless romantic intrigues.
- Romances and intrigues shouldn't matter to anyone but myself and those involved.
1intrigarwe were intrigued to know how he had done it — nos tenía intrigados cómo lo había hecho
- He became intrigued by questions of reality in photography and later in cinema.
- This of course was mildly interesting but what intrigued me was what if you used the values of Pi to create not letters but musical notes.
- I was intrigued by the stories, you see, and about how stories evolve.
- Most used color boldly, with unusual lighting and interesting brushwork to intrigue the viewer into guessing the mood and integrity of the subject.
- The resulting combination is what intrigues the filmmaker most.
- Her pictures capture those around her, those who fire and intrigue her moral curiosity.
- It's a question that intrigues conservatives, as much as it emboldens liberals.
- Obviously these questions intrigue me as I have been on both ends of the equation.
- She hasn't read any of Shaun's books but was intrigued by his story and the possible endings.
- This is, however, a spicy and insightful version of a perennially intriguing story.
- Most of all, I write about things that are important to me, that interest me, intrigue me, that cause a reaction in me.
- I was watching it at the end of a long and by turns fascinating and intriguing day yesterday.
- This peculiar narrator is perhaps one of the most intriguing elements of the story.
- Yet the mention of sacrifice before brought to mind a story that intrigues me and seems to start to say something deeper than I have words to express.
- However, there is still much to interest and intrigue viewers: the variety of style, technique and subject matter add to a diverse and engaging show.
- They were genuinely intrigued by the story and felt little need to elaborate on what already seemed so outlandish.
- The husband's role, and the sort of man he is, are intriguing parts of the story.
- The Scottish lad whose family moved to Manchester was fascinated with Nazism and intrigued by sadism.
- Finally, one interest that intrigues many people is your love of magic - where does that come from?
- So it's a very interesting story and I'm intrigued to know how it goes on.
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