In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1there's a jinx on this project — este proyecto está gafado Spain informal
- I think I must be a jinx — creo que que soy un yetatore
- Many of us still say ‘knock on wood’ or ‘touch wood’ when we want to prevent a jinx on whatever we just mentioned.
- You're not the only one who believes in jinxes, you know.
- I pity any adult who still actually believes in jinxes and curses or any such stuff.
- The best thing you can do to avoid jinxes is to focus on the Eagles' potential to lose because of last year.
- The Indian cricket team once again failed to break the jinx yesterday which left thousands of fans disappointed.
- If the latest trends are anything to go by, tourism trade watchers are hopeful that India will break the jinx of just 2.5 million foreign tourists a year.
- His son should better be advised to deal with the despot carefully lest it becomes the jinx of both father and son.
- The plot is a suitably ludicrous tale of high jinxes, sporty endeavours, girly crushes and hidden treasure.
- Padraig was upbeat when questioned about the jinx and said he was aiming to disprove the theory.
- I haven't mentioned much about the politics of the homeowners association lately out of fear that I'd put a jinx on the overall shift toward good relations.
- Byatt's account of the jinx's stream of consciousness during her ritual killing ventures beyond the limits of verisimilitude.
- Whenever I say things like this events have a habit of not going as planned, so I may well have just put a jinx on myself.
- Gloucester finally ended their away jinx with a 16-0 victory over Harlequins at The Stoop, but the match was an appalling advert for the Zurich Premiership.
- Pilots are usually well-educated, highly analytical types whom you would not normally expect to believe in luck or jinxes.
- By vocalizing your overconfidence, you leave your squad vulnerable to all kinds of bad karma, curses and jinxes.
- Are you suffering from depression, substance abuse, obesity, stress, impotence, domestic problems or even a jinx?
- Saltires hero Paul Hoffmann hopes to end a personal jinx and help Uddingston keep the Coronel Scottish Cup.
- Unfortunately, the injury jinx struck the Gaeltacht youngster and he was forced to retire.
- I forgot, of course, that this is Philly: The whole town is a jinx.
- When he was a schoolboy in Glasgow his father would take him to matches and tease Alex for being a jinx when Rangers lost.
1traer mala suerte agafar Spain informalenyetar River Plate informal
- Do you ever get the feeling that you've jinxed yourself?
- Friday morning I snuck into town for an interview, not wanting Miss R. to know and in order to avoid jinxing it.
- A passport mix-up nearly jinxed the recent ceremony, said the mother-in-law, the already happily married Judy Gates of Yarrow Point.
- The more superstitious among us would have sworn our hockey luck was jinxed.
- The England team were jinxed as soon as I paid any attention to them.
- I almost hate to say that because I'm afraid of jinxing it.
- The chains had been cursed, jinxed by the many hands that had been bound.
- Then she tapped herself three times on the head, as if it were wood and could prevent her from jinxing her team.
- People have got to stop singing ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody,’ which must be jinxed.
- When it comes to moving house I am positively jinxed.
- Did our English friends truly wish to be jinxed?
- The thought is that by talking about my Webbys' acceptance speech so much, I've jinxed myself out of winning.
- And you'd think the project was almost jinxed; I think we had three changes of Indian government.
- I jinxed myself the other day by saying this was the first year since I was 18 that I'd not had bronchitis or lost my voice.
- They must be thinking that this wedding is jinxed.
- There were moments where we felt like we were jinxing the whole thing, pushing our luck, but we decided to test fate and stock up anyhow.
- The question of whether the sequels were jinxed is one that the cast and crew are reluctant to acknowledge, but one which has crossed their minds.
- ‘There was just a feeling that we were jinxed,’ says Garnett, relieved to have this latest contract under his belt.
- I think what might have jinxed it up was the anti-virus software running in the background.
- The 27-year-old could be forgiven for thinking he is jinxed after suffering a string of setbacks in his bid to make his American debut.
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