In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1despecho masculineresentimiento masculinehe only said that in a fit of pique — lo dijo solo por despecho
- Certainly in France it was an educated decision: it was not one taken in a fit of pique or absent-mindedness.
- That way, when you've done the deed, your spurned lover can't burn your stuff in a fit of pique.
- Last night, in a fit of pique, just to show me up for a liar, she took her first steps with the cane.
- I may, in a fit of pique, for no apparent reason that either of us can see, have ‘stuffed’ these carrots behind the water pipes.
- That's worse than having him blurt out some threats in a fit of pique, he actually thought he could bring New Europe to heel.
- Are Europeans going on a buyer's strike in a fit of pique over Iraq?
- President Theodore Roosevelt, who in a fit of pique coined the term ‘muckraking’, called him a potent influence for evil.
- They left two-weeks ago after selling their house in a fit of pique over the fact that their grandchildren were not welcome in the complex's communal backyard.
- Better, I suppose, that I flame on about flaming out, rather than just quit in a fit of pique after biting my tongue bloody for a month.
- What exasperated driver hasn't wanted to scream at the person in the passenger seat and snatch the map in a fit of pique?
- She abused passengers and crew then stripped off in a fit of pique.
- Speaking at a Belfast news conference, Mr Ervine denied that his party had left the talks in a fit of pique.
- Some have accused Stoiber of deliberately trying to sabotage Merkel in a fit of pique at her rapid rise.
- So I think senior colleagues made the wrong decision - but I can't say they made the decision in a fit of pique or envy.
- The president, apparently in a fit of pique, in October abruptly postpones a long-planned summit with Britain.
- Of course it didn't happen and I went out in a fit of pique in the next hand.
- Keel killed the pay-raise bill with a last-minute point of order in a fit of pique.
- To leave now would suggest that he'd gone in a fit of pique.
- They have invested too much in this season to throw it away in a fit of pique.
- It was then that in a fit of pique, the deputy smoked three cigarettes in the bar as a ‘protest’.
1(irritate)he was piqued by her lack of interest — se resintió por su falta de interés
2(arouse)(curiosity) picar(interest) despertar
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