In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in game, contest)perdedor masculineperdedora feminineshe's a good loser — es buena perdedora
- he's a bad loser/ a sore loser — es mal perdedor
- you'll be the loser (by it) — el que saldrá perdiendo eres tú
- the biggest losers will be the farmers — los granjeros serán quienes se verán más perjudicados
- Two outings ago he was denied a clear run and looked an unlucky loser.
- The loser of the previous game deals the cards again for the next game.
- The losers in the game also won their share of goodies too from the organisers.
- One of the contest losers notices all this and sues.
- The team which suffered the most " wounds " was declared the loser.
- He certainly didn't want a loser's medal!
- If the game is as good as the league final their supporters are in for a real treat, and even though the losers in both games have one more chance no team wants to lose.
- I also increased the fighting time of losers of contests relative to winners of contests.
- Now Chris has two weeks to turn a batch of fumbling snowboard losers into winners.
- Both clubs have managed victory in one of their opening four league games so tomorrow's losers will find themselves off the pace.
- Everyone is aware of the continual disconnect issue with losers of a game.
- Moreover, the victim perhaps even turns the table, and turns the loser into a winner.
- Repeatedly denied a clear run, he finished fifth, a really unlucky loser.
- The Conservatives and the Labour Party both emerged as losers in the European elections.
- Any who inflicted such wounds or dropped a blade was automatically declared the loser.
- He realised that a bit of synergy between the units could turn the losers into winners.
- A score in the opening 30 minutes may have changed the game for the losers.
- The winners certainly outpace the losers in this period.
- First, I identified traits associated with winners and losers of male contests.
- The team captains hold aloft the cup and together pull it apart to reveal two specially-made halves - in this game there are no losers.
2informal(habitually)fracasado masculinefracasada feminineperdedor masculineperdedora femininehe's a born loser — siempre ha sido y será un perdedor
- I married to save face and save myself from being called a loser or a failure.
- Cleaves writes about desperate men, losers and failures, all from the perspective of a bar room raconteur.
- Unfortunately, though, that axe-dropping has only served to make Mary feel like a reject, a loser, a hideous thing destined to live her life alone.
- The very notion of trying to sell Spanish cars labelled this man a fool and a loser.
- You must be losing it by now, crumbling under my assault, failing like the loser you are!
- He saw himself in too many of the losers who frequented the bar they worked from.
- I knew I sounded like a loser and a nobody but for once I didn't care.
- Kathy fidgeted beside him, studying her nails, ill at ease among these obvious geeks and losers.
- Why does it make us geeks, losers, or freaks to know the characters, be able to recite some lines, and just love the franchise?
- Then, I can salvage some dignity by pretending I'm a cool artsy type who wants to be alone in a bar instead of a loser whom nobody loves.
- I went into this room filled with losers and rejects of all varieties.
- We do not require input from losers and idiots on who we vote for in our own country.
- Nobody writes an autobiography saying I was a loser, a failure and a fool.
- As a result, blind dating isn't just for geeks and losers anymore (well, not entirely, anyway).
- I don't know how I could have failed against a complete loser like you!
- They assume that all the users online are psychos, freaks, losers, geeks, or desperate, as the internet has a bad reputation for deceit.
3informal(sth unsuccessful)the project was a loser from the start — el proyecto llevaba todas las de perder desde un principio
- to be on a loser — llevar todas las de perder
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