In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cold)it's perishing! — ¡hace un frío que pela! informal
- I'm perishing — estoy muerto de frío
- as adverb a perishing cold — un frío mortal
- Construction was difficult and carried on throughout the perishing winters as well.
- Even so… I winced, heavily, at the bottom line price of the perishing things.
- Being so close to the Pacific means that the weather can be dicey: perishing cold, low cloud and sudden thaws on the lower slopes.
- And as well as it being perishing there was fierce wind and rain.
2(as abuse)condenado informalmaldito informal
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