In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(annoying)(noise/cheerfulness/person/remark) irritante(cheerfulness/noise/remark/person) molesto
- I realised that I'm picking up one of my dad's most irritating habits.
- Imagine if that irritating receptionist didn't bother to smile as she told you everything you want is absolutely out of the question.
- The endless instrument tuning got a bit irritating at times too.
- She looked at him, casting him an irritating, exasperated look.
- But they have, all of them, one particularly irritating little habit.
2(causing soreness)(agent/substance) irritante
- Alcohol can also make the stomach more sensitive to the irritating effect of aspirin.
- The hawking is very irritating to the inflamed throat and is often the reason the symptoms persist.
- Instead of sunscreens, use sunblocks, which are less irritating to sensitive skin.
- I am suffering from a urinary tract infection, which has subsequently resulted in an irritating rash on my face and body.
- This solution matches your body's salinity, and baking soda makes it less irritating to your sinuses.
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