In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hair/clothes) asqueroso British informal(club/bar) de mala muerte(bar/club) cutre Spain informal(bar/club) rasca Southern Cone informal(club/bar) chafa Mexico informal(materials) malucho informal(materials) rasca Southern Cone informal(materials) chafa Mexico informal
- I rescued you from the pound when you were all manky with fleas.
- I like being able to work in a manky dressing gown.
- My little friend was looking decidedly manky and I feared the worst.
- The titles mask more than mere manky hanky panky.
- Now, if only somebody would do something about those manky, shabby, urban foxes which keep trashing my dustbin.
- I would recommend getting two of whatever you decide on - they get pretty manky and it's nice to be able to pop one in the wash!
- I had to comb the shops for two days until I finally found one in Huntly - a manky, mottled looking thing, with the skin of a toad.
- Having completed the painting and got hardly any orange paint in my hair, I took a long hard look and realised that the kitchen tiles looked manky.
- My most feeble Harvest Festival gift was a few apples harvested from our manky back garden tree and a nearly unopened jar of raspberry jam.
- Admittedly they were a bit manky, but I still felt offended.
- I can't understand what made me so desperate to keep some manky old cables and nick-nacks from my desk.
- An ageing weirdo is breeding spiders in his manky old shack.
- I am sure we all know stories of anglers who have caught good fish on manky bait, but it is the exception; big juicy baits that ooze scent and look good enough to eat are what is required for cod.
- For every chocolate chip cookie, there is a manky wafer biscuit.
- The bathroom that I share with Paul was manky, so I spent a while cleaning it.
- A really manky pigeon had mistakenly fluttered inside the pub and was flapping in some women's faces.
- There's no point throwing a tantrum if the promised treasure wreck turns out to be a wreck-shaped boulder or a manky old barge.
- With 200 people in one airless room it's getting hot and stale and manky.
- It was absolutely manky; it was filthy, the engine room, a disgrace actually.
- After all, a manky mascara can't do much damage, can it?
- On top of the table is a reasonably substantial amount of cash in notes, coins and IOUs, and beside it a manky old duffel bag destined to carry home someone's winnings.
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