In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbnagged, nagging
1.1(pester)fastidiardon't nag me: I'll do it in a minute — deja de darme la lata, enseguida lo hago informal
- to nag sb to + inf — darle la lata a algn para que + subj
- she nagged him into painting the kitchen — no paró hasta conseguir que pintara la cocina
- But I certainly wouldn't want to be using my time to nag people about smoking and exercising.
- I'm a formerly skinny guy who has put on quite a bit of weight after my girlfriend nagged me constantly to do so.
- We extend a welcome to all you women who constantly nag your husbands to complete those unfinished jobs, now is your chance to learn the skills yourself.
- So I nag them, they nag me, and it's a collaborative effort.
- He keeps telling me I need to exercise and he nags me about it constantly, also commenting on what I should eat and ways to fight nausea.
- She will not nag you and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement.
- She was a better influence on him and had nagged and nagged him to get a job.
- Asked if it was right to say she had nagged her husband in their marriage, she replied: ‘Yes, it is perfectly true.’
- I had to nag him a bit, but he did go to get it checked because he doesn't usually have a cough, so this was something different.
- All I can do is offer tea and sympathy and resist the urge to nag him to go see a dentist.
- I'm adjusting my diet but it may be time to go nag the doctor for a change of medication.
- My parents know what I do, and whilst not thrilled, are resigned enough not to nag me and trust that this is a temporary situation.
- ‘As much as they might have nagged you when you were younger, you know they meant well,’ Jim says.
- Liam had always been the annoying kid next door who my mother constantly nagged me to be nice to.
- I knew my life would be hell because she would nag me all the way through.
- Her mother is constantly nagging her about what she is going to do with her life.
- Jim forsakes family for work, and Sarah nags him about it.
- Every day, we would nag my big sister Nadia to find out when our mother was going to come and fetch us.
- I used to nag her but she refused to live under a siege mentality.
- Wallace nagged his father, an accountant, to take him to a meeting during the by-election.
1.2(criticize)he's always nagging her for being untidy — siempre le está encima con que es desordenada
2(preoccupy)he was nagged by doubts — lo acosaban las dudas
- her conscience nagged her — le remordía la conciencia
intransitive verbnagged, nagging
1.1(pester)fastidiarthey nag and nag until they get what they want — no paran de fastidiar hasta que consiguen lo que quieren
- to nag at sb — fastidiar a algn
1.2(criticize, scold)rezongarto nag at sb — estarle encima a algn
2nagging present participle
2.1(doubt/worry) persistente(doubt/worry) acuciante
- She was trembling, and her stomach felt empty, nagging as it did when she was scared.
- She hears it every day, niggling and nagging in the back of her mind, reminding her that she failed.
- Louis sat back down and tried to enjoy his breakfast, but worry nagged at him and he lost his appetite.
- There is, however, one nagging worry in the regional breakdown of these UK figures.
- However, there was something nagging about the melodies that caught my imagination.
- Any more critical observations appear as afterthoughts or nagging doubts.
- I closed my eyes a moment, nagging worries melting away for the time being.
- I was making my way to the bathroom, when I heard Andrew ask Eden a question that had been nagging in my mind too.
- However, as I walked on, it keep nagging and pulling at the back of my mind.
- I have a nagging worry, too, that I'll never be able to run for higher office after having this blog for two years now.
- For example, when Christine has had worries that nagged at her for days, she developed a dull backache.
- However, I always had nagging doubts in the back of my mind: what if I wasn't white, young and healthy?
- The family went looking for the pair, but by 7pm, nagging worries turned to real fear.
- An idea was nagging in the back of her head but she hadn't quite let it come to surface.
- But there are nagging doubts about just how durable this recovery really is.
- Callie was about to shut down the file when something in the back of her mind began nagging.
- He is happy with his lot but has one major regret nagging away at him.
- Self-doubt and injury nagged and niggled without mercy.
- The only faint worry still nagging at the back of his mind was about his dream.
- Industry personifies these fears, and many within industry have nagging doubts that these fears are well founded.
2.2(wife/husband) rezongón informal
1(scolder)rezongón masculine informalrezongona feminine informalgruñón masculinegruñona feminine
- Some are superb handlers of good horses, but less brilliant with moderate nags, or vice versa.
- But it's not just any old nag, it's the champion racehorse Rock of Gibraltar - winner of seven consecutive Group One races.
- In the meantime, borrow one of their nags for the challenging on-site cross-country course; or head for Dartmoor, which is particularly wonderful just now, its brackeny hills the colour of copper.
- He'd come all the way on a poor nag who should have been retired to the pastures a long time ago.
- Why I find it so funny is that many trainers haven't a clue how their nags will do until they get to the racecourse, and if they do have an inkling, the last people they are likely to tell are the hacks.
- This old nag is the supposedly wonderfully well-bred mare you're trying to sell me?
- They weren't exactly a friendly group - they had hard, cold eyes, and those that rode on horses had only nags.
- Admittedly the horse is blind, half lame and being whipped by a lying two-faced jockey, but even dead on its feet it still looks like a safer bet than the alternative nags.
- I earn my living with my horse and wagon, and this morning my nag died.
- Molly, the horse I ride most often, is difficult, I think she'd be better off as a one rider horse than a Riding school nag.
- I'll never forget the look on her face the first time she sat on the old nag!
- One of his horses runs today, another tomorrow, and his final nag will run on Saturday.
- He jokingly refuted suggestions his horse won the race because of rumours the nag had been given steroids.
- Instead of pristine white snow, you'll get a drab gray winter wonderland; instead of an inky-black horse, you'll get a gray nag.
- Horses are now on sale from any member of the Parents Association and if you would like to lend a hand selling a few nags, sheets are available at the school or from any committee member.
- But at betting on the nags, as any regular reader will know, I am a chronic loser, a completely hopeless case.
- We both left slightly ahead, having cheered our nags with enthusiasm, a pint, and the best steak sandwich I've ever had.
- ‘Dave,’ we said, ‘You're wasting your money on the nags, you'll end up in mounds of debt.’
- Three crowns and an old nag she'd borrowed from a student (whose tribal language homework she'd done in exchange) would not buy her that automobile.
- The two nags in the stable were barely fit to trot, a tree root had knocked the floor of the rifle range off its foundation, bats had taken over the ham-radio shack.
1(horse)jamelgo masculine informal derogatorycuaco masculine Mexico informal derogatory
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