In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hurt feelings of)ofenderI am sorry if I have offended you in any way — perdona si te he ofendido de alguna manera
- she was mortally offended at not being invited — se ofendió muchísimo porque no la invitaron
- many people were deeply offended by this remark — mucha gente se sintió muy ofendida por este comentario
- don't be offended, but ... — no te vayas a ofender, pero ...
- he's easily offended — es muy susceptible
- to offend the eye/ear — hacer daño a la vista/al oído
- The piece spends so much time trying to offend nobody and entertain everybody it ends up being completely anodyne.
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- Aboriginal people are deeply offended by it and that's quite understandable.
- The teams involved said they ‘never set out to upset or offend anyone.’
- However, as it did nothing to either entertain or offend me, I am dismissing this case with prejudice.
- The unknowing teacher might offend some students and upset others by using the wrong words, tone, or body language.
- I feel rather offended by the suggestion, in fact.
- With regard to the first, if in the course of a discussion an offence is offered, the person who has been offended is the injured party.
- I admit, I was really offended by that last remark.
- She got really offended by the suggestion, " Colleen said.
- She's upset and she's offended that anyone would try to profit from such photos.
- Would that offend you or hurt you or upset you any more?
- How, you may wonder, can I possibly offend so many people in a single column?
- I appreciate that this is a very emotive and difficult subject to discuss openly, and I therefore apologise unreservedly if any part of my opinion has upset or offended you.
- I tried to pretend I wasn't offended by his remark.
- People are well within their rights to be offended by such publications.
- We too have strong convictions, we too can be offended, insulted and annoyed, and we have to say we're not going to put up with it.
- I am sorry if I have upset or offended anyone that is reading this.
- She told me so, and she made it clear to me that my comments upset and offended her.
- If it was any other person, I would have been offended and annoyed that someone should try and exert such force over me.
2(violate)their behavior offends one's sense of decency/justice — su conducta atenta contra el sentido que cualquiera tiene de la moral/justicia
- his argument offends reason — su argumento va en contra de toda razón
1(cause displeasure)(action/person/remark) ofender
2offending pres phe rewrote it without the offending paragraph — volvió a escribirlo omitiendo el párrafo que había causado controversia
- the offending smell — el desagradable olor
3(violate)to offend against sth — atentar contra algo
- these pictures offend against good taste — esos cuadros atentan contra el buen gusto
4formalLawinfringir la leyinfringir el reglamentocometer un delitodelinquir formalto offend again — reincidir
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