In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(matter/affair) insignificante(amount/sum) ridículo
- Her minor, piffling persona and relatively plain features render her ineffective as a fiery femme fatale.
- Just remember to keep your eyes peeled for the following picturesque piffling places.
- Besides revealing our solar system to be far more cluttered than astronomers had suspected, these piffling objects are providing new clues about what conditions were like during the system's infancy.
- Despite this, he was sentenced for causing death by careless driving, a piffling little charge when you consider how many lives he has shattered.
- The only weak point, and it's piffling, is the dodgy soundtrack.
- It's important because whether we like it or not, an unstoppable and inevitable change is about to begin that will make all the previous technological advances seem piffling.
- It's left mostly to the actors to bring the premise to life, recreating the piffling small talk, self-congratulation and unease that are the chump change of real-life social intercourse.
- This amounts to a piffling seventy pence per grand invested per year - wow, I'd like some of that!
- This is a piffling amount, considering the millions of pounds of public lottery cash which has been spent on fabulous reconstructions of the city's cultural palaces.
- For all the bluster, Britain's ‘refugee crisis’ remains piffling compared to the size of the true environmental problem.
- Don't sacrifice a hard-won legacy and long-term strength for piffling short-term gain.
- Of our teenagers, 40 per cent have been dead drunk more than 10 times in the past 12 months, compared with a piffling seven per cent of French teenagers.
- I'm from some piffling town in the Ottawa Valley.
- The business of government, or at least its public presentation, is grinding to a halt because of something which, at the end of the day, is pretty piffling.
- And, once again, I discovered that while my journey into work may last only a piffling ten minutes, in some cases it can seem like an eternity.
- Australia itself does not even have any long bridges - the longest in the country is still the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is absolutely piffling by international standards.
- You also then get the option to have all your documents backed up every night for a piffling extra £3 a month.
- For instance, it has 84.84 calories per 100g, compared with a piffling 51 Ca for blueberries, 37 for strawberries and 49 for raspberries.
- Although they lost a piffling $100,000 on the unintended sale, some industry experts feel it is a small price to pay for the kind of publicity the airline website got.
- On a slow week you can top the charts with a piffling 30,000 sales.
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