In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(apprehensive, tense)nerviosoto feel/get nervous — estar/ponerse nervioso
- she gets terribly nervous — se pone nerviosísima
- to be nervous about sth/ -ing
- there's nothing to be nervous about — no tienes por qué ponerte nervioso
- I was nervous about making a mistake — tenía miedo de equivocarme
- she's nervous of traffic since the accident — desde el accidente le tiene miedo al tráfico
- to make sb nervous — poner nervioso a algn
- those of a nervous disposition — las personas nerviosas
- Backstage, she admitted to being nervous about her debut live performance.
- I was nervous about the whole thing and worried that something bad would happen to us all.
- I was really nervous about the gig because I'd have to introduce him.
- Warn the airline if you are exceptionally nervous about flying.
- You're jittery, and shaky, and always seem slightly nervous about something.
- I wasn't nervous about how the play would be received - nothing like that at all.
- We were pretty stressed and nervous about taking Arthur after the horrible accident of last weekend.
- I was, as ever, tense and nervous about the whole thing but I found it quite interesting and nicely handled.
- Investors were uneasy about its profit outlook and nervous about the Australian business.
- Yes, I think we are almost at the leading edge, but I am a bit nervous about getting too far ahead.
- You must have been a little bit nervous of what the safety situation is there.
- I was pretty nervous about what to post, so the kind feedback is truly appreciated!
- But we have been nervous about the UK economy overheating for some time now.
- Not that I had anything to really be nervous about, you understand.
- The days are gone when I am going to get nervous about games or worry about whether or not I play well.
- He admits being a little shy and nervous about sending his work off to big labels, but realizes it's gotta get done.
- I was getting nervous about my caretaker because I hadn't heard from him in a few days.
- His first show in the city, Rocky was plainly nervous about the response.
- Foreign investors are nervous about coming in because of the deteriorating security situation.
- Some visitors are still nervous about coming to the townships of Soweto.
- They will also know that dogs that do not receive enough exercise tend to chew, bark and bite as their excess nervous energy builds up.
- I had been pacing around on the patio burning off nervous energy and this brought me to a halt.
- The thought of his blind date gives him a rush of anticipatory nervous excitement.
- This aspect may cause frequent headaches and also can produce nervous disorders.
- By the time the race takes place, I was feeling something of the nervous excitement which grips the city.
- I commented on this and was told the rashes were a nervous reaction to low-flying jets and explosions.
- Too ill to work and plagued by nervous disorders, these victims have almost given up on life.
- There is a kind of indifferent nervous energy in the later works which makes this quite plausible.
- Up in the scorebox, Christie kept the board ticking along with all the nervous energy that explains why he hates just watching.
- Thoroughly demoralized by my dream, I was in a state of nervous fright by the time I got to the venue.
- He attributed the nervous disorders of his later life to the shock of these deaths.
- It is an excited nervous feeling though, full of expectation and anticipation.
- He also said the woman's case history files showed she had been treated for nervous disorders.
- Jimmy always talked through matches, almost like a nervous reaction.
- He has a nervous energy that makes his onstage presence intense and mesmerizing.
- He isolated it as a nervous disease and explained it physiologically as a disorder of the brain.
- Stress and other psychological factors such as anxiety cause bowel symptoms by affecting this nervous control.
- I eyed the folder in her hands with both nervous excitement and a little bit of foreboding.
- He is wearing a white polo and dark jeans and he is biting his lip in a fit of nervous anxiety.
- The end result of all that nervous energy was, unsurprisingly, an ugly push into the rough and a bogey start.
- Feet slipping beneath them, they gripped the rail and stared at the ice, nervous excitement etched on their faces.
- So Fiona Shaw presents us with a woman who is wreathed in actorly display yet is also in a state of nervous panic.
- Most of the girls were up at the crack of dawn because of their nervous excitement.
- One might imagine that nervous tissue consists of nerve cells and very little else.
- The nervous and physical energy expended drained him in the second half, hence his withdrawal, said Williamson.
- Taxiing back from our test flight, there was a kind of nervous excitement in the cabin.
- A cry of nervous excitement broke through the chill, winter air and Washington nodded once more grimly.
2(tension/system/tissue) nerviosoa nervous complaint — un problema nervioso
- she's a nervous wreck — (temporary state) está que se muere de nervios
- nervous collapse — colapso nervioso
- nervous exhaustion — agotamiento nervioso
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