In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rubbish)tonterías feminineestupideces feminineto talk nonsense — decir tonterías / estupideces / disparates
- she's been filling your head with nonsense — te ha estado llenando la cabeza de tonterías / estupideces
- that's absolute nonsense — eso es una tontería / una estupidez
- it's nonsense to claim it was an accident — es absurdo / ridículo afirmar que fue un accidente
- what's all this nonsense about you not coming to the party? — ¿qué tonterías son esas de que no vienes a la fiesta?
- to make (a) nonsense of sth — hacer que algo resulte absurdo
- as exclamation nonsense! — ¡tonterías! / ¡qué ridículo!
- before noun nonsense verse — rimas disparatadas
- Like I said earlier, it's absolute nonsense but nonsense which has been crafted with care and boundless enthusiasm.
- So, I may be an idiot, or just plain stupid, but I'm going to go ahead and admit that all of this gas price nonsense makes absolutely no sense to me.
- His biography is eminently sensible on a subject about which much high-flown transcendental nonsense has been written.
- Yes, it's a splendid piece of nonsense she writes.
- The interesting thing is that he wrote this nonsense in October 2001-months before New Jersey officials appointed him their Poet Laureate.
- In 1951 if I had said I was going to the deli to pick up a sixpack of coke, people would have thought I was speaking nonsense; the words were foreign.
- I think I am blabbering nonsense and I should stop.
- I try to write, and manage 60 words of unsatisfactory nonsense before I give up.
- I'll keep writing nonsense on their lined pages.
- They are absolute nonsense and make no sense, at all.
- My wife thinks he's some kind of demi-god and I'm just the bloke in the study writing nonsense, you know.
- But what possesses them to write such nonsense with a straight face is beyond me.
- I re-read the essay tonight, and it still reads like nonsense (not a word I use lightly) to me.
- It made sense at that moment, you know, to roar incoherent nonsense while standing on stage with one of my musical icons.
- People get very frustrated because they're trying to make sense out of nonsense.
- And perhaps the one or two readers who told me I was writing nonsense will remember as well?
- Are there any other volunteers to write nonsense out there?
- But I did produce much nonsense and some actual words on stacks of punch cards.
- Then he comes into this House, along with his colleagues, and talks a lot of drivel and absolute nonsense.
2(bad behavior)tonterías femininehe won't stand / take any nonsense from anyone — no aguanta las tonterías de nadie
- The players under Shutt know he will stand no nonsense.
- Referee Peter McCarthy refused to stand for any nonsense and brandished a succession of cards.
- Frankly, I am not going to stand any of your nonsense; and when you drop it I shall not expect you to stand any of mine.
- My vote of no confidence is also aimed at each and every councillor who is not man enough to stand up and stop this nonsense.
- But, if the people of Washington, D.C., will stand up as citizens and exert their druthers, this nonsense would stop.
- Ok, so American justice isn't always perfect, but this nonsense sure doesn't help.
- Finally, it is time to stop this fantastic nonsense and get down to real hard work.
- Once again we appeal to these unsavoury people to please stop this silly nonsense.
- Our bill would have stopped that nonsense as well.
- I appeal to all concern to stop this silly nonsense before someone is seriously hurt.
- Two outbreaks of such arrogant nonsense occurred recently.
- Stop this nonsense at once, or you'll go to bed with no supper.
- ‘Guys can you stop all this nonsense for just few minutes,’ Kaoru said and stood in-between them.
- I believed that his romanticisms were foolish nonsense and were to be looked down upon.
- It is long past time to stop the partisan nonsense.
- To have those rights overridden by such ridiculous nonsense and sheer arrogance is unacceptable.
- We appeal to those offenders to please stop this silly nonsense, as this is not a nice thing to do.
- Now when Greta occasionally forgets her manners, the owner can stop this nonsense by standing in her kitchen doorway with the can in her hands so that Greta can see it.
- Let us hope that the good people of Virginia put a stop to this nonsense.
- This patient won't stand for any nonsense - but she does require instant gratification
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