In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mediocre)(campaign/performance) deslucido(candidate) mediocre
- The brewer said lackluster demand at bars and clubs was compounded by the dollar's drop against the euro.
- The lacklustre second-quarter performance has fuelled fears the economy could dip back into recession.
- But Japan has been wrestling for more than a decade with falling prices and a lacklustre economic performance.
- That will make their next year of study dull and lacklustre.
- We've even used it at our Shape recipe taste tests - to spice up a lackluster frittata and an uninspired sandwich.
- That's about all there is to the game, but just because the formula is simple, didn't need to mean the gameplay was lackluster.
- The Japanese track is simple stereo, which seems lackluster in comparison to the English dub.
- Skynet's performance and the lacklustre response prompted a more socially focused experience.
- Real-life DIs are generally lacklustre, dead-pan and dull - if you want proof, watch Crimewatch.
- The quality of the video is also pretty lackluster, sporting weak black levels and generally dull colors.
- The simple tricks are easy to execute, but the lackluster gameplay doesn't make combos any easier.
- He became a brilliant campaigner for his new party, far surpassing the lacklustre performance of his liberal and social democratic opponents.
- Duncan Smith's uninspiring leadership and his lacklustre shadow cabinet failed to make any initial impact on the electorate.
- Janis Joplin is the only artist at the top of her game; most of the other groups give lackluster and bland performances of their songs.
- The scholarship is substantial, but the writing is a bit dull and lackluster.
- It's better to have loved and lost than to be in a lacklustre and uninspiring relationship for the rest of your life.
- Its stock market performance has been lacklustre and investors are being advised to stay away until full-year results are revealed next month.
- A very lacklustre performance meant that the Killarney side made a tame exit from the glamour competition of Irish basketball.
- Sadly, the good vibes wore off very quickly as we became depressed by the gauzy colours, dark underpainting and lackluster watercolours.
- Some iconic works have been imitated so often that the original, viewed years later, seems to appear faded and lacklustre.
2(dull)(eyes) apagado(eyes) sin brillo(hair) opaco(hair) sin brillo
- Now your skin is lackluster and your eyes are sporting dark shadows.
- The coffee was strong, her grey eyes lacklustre, her dull hair stringy, just like during the torn days.
- Its nourishing shea butter formula also gives conditioning shine to lackluster locks.
- Unless you live in the tropics, even the most toned among us is apt to uncover lackluster skin when summer comes.
- Instead of the normal, clear bright eyes that she had engraved in her mind, these eyes were bloodshot and lackluster.
- What's the best way to add sparkle to lacklustre hair?
- He comes nearer and nearer, sizes up his victim with his bulging lacklustre eyes and drives it mad.
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