In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(naughtiness)to be up to mischief — estar haciendo travesuras / diabluras
- don't get into any mischief — no hagas diabluras / travesuras
- keep out of mischief — portaos bien
- She estimates it was 20 to 30 seconds during which she had her back turned on these students, when they got up to mischief and this incident happened.
- A group of youngsters are up to mischief in a local wood when they decide to go in search of a derelict house where, according to local legend, a weird old witch used to live.
- These shenanigans are just a little fun mischief, and aside from the multiple names at Safeway don't even disturb the data-mining enterprise behind the cards.
- You can find some harmless mischief to get yourself into, can't you?
- Yes, we were naughty at times and got up to some serious mischief in our teenage years, but there were limitations and boundaries that would never be crossed.
- Bubbles is a little monkey, which always gets into mischief and problems.
- But if they're bored and have nothing to do they find mischief.
- They are both six years old and are always up to mischief.
- But sometimes puppies get into mischief that's more risky than amusing, and this adventuresome spirit can spell danger.
- If they aren't out on the streets then they can't be up to mischief can they?
- It merely emphasises the fact that parents are aware that children tend to get into mischief and do not exercise the same degree of responsibility for safety as adults.
- Not that there's anything wrong with a bit of harmless mischief now and then.
- Pranks and mischief began to be played out to represent the mischievous behaviour attributed to witches and the fairies.
- Then, as they were spooning the dough into cookie shapes, they returned to their usual mischief.
- But, like anyone with too much fun time on his or her hands, it was also easier to get into mischief.
- Dogs, just like humans, forget, get distracted, make mistakes, get into mischief and act on impulse.
- ‘David was always up to mischief with his mates,’ Tracy said.
- He came in on Sunday night with that evil little gleam in his eye which signals to everyone, except Tess, that he is up to mischief.
- That is going to create enormous potential for mischief and worse.
- I can't understand why people don't want this thing when the children are so bored and get up to mischief.
- Until it is developed in some way, it will continue to be a secret little haven where youngsters can gather to get up to mischief.
1.2(outside trouble, harm)daño masculineto make mischief — causar daños
- Sure, they created lots of mischief and unnecessary work which cost a buck or two to put right, but that's all.
- ‘We are determined to starve this small number of localised extremists from being able to carry out their mischief,’ he said.
- He wasn't creating any mischief, and he stayed on the cement next to his car.
- I suspect that this will in many respects backfire and is going to create a lot more mischief and a lot more misery.
- Or call it a girly choice, if you want to make a little mischief.
- New technology keeps showing up, making more mischief, or benefits, possible.
- Now, I can't say whether they intended mischief or not, but in my books they have the right to be presumed innocent only until proven foreign.
- The idea was to entice teenagers off the streets on Saturdays when they might be making mischief, but Sonja never imagined how successful it would be.
- So this division has caused a great deal of mischief, a great deal of harm, a great deal of sorrow.
- I didn't hear any yelling, so daddy didn't cause any mischief.
- But the real mischief created in this legislation, and where the angst and anguish will live with us for future generations, is this new regime that it creates.
- How to cure that mischief has caused furious debate.
- Such a thing can cause huge mischief, when these contradictory streams collide.
- The ‘pockets of resistance’ in the southern towns have been able to make mischief because they blend in with the local populations.
- The former group are intent on making mischief, the latter on making meaning out of an event which still has none.
- There was a remedy if the mischief caused by the breach could be removed.
- Otherwise, in solving this case, we might create mischief for many, many other provisions.
- It creates mischief and division in a good area where many people are working to eradicate those problems that do exist.
- And he delights in the thought of making mischief closer to home, too.
2(nuisance)engorro masculinethat child is a little mischief — ese niño es la piel del diablo / de Judas
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