In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disorder) disturbio masculine(mutiny) motín masculine(gear/shield) (invariable adjective) (before noun) antidisturbios(gear/shield) (invariable adjective) (before noun) antimotinesthere were riots in the streets — hubo disturbios / desórdenes callejeros
- the prisoners who took part in the riot — los presos que participaron en el motín / en el amotinamiento
- the riot squad — la brigada antidisturbios
- riot control — control de disturbios
- riot police — policía antidisturbios
2informal(hilarious occasion)desmadre masculine informalthe party was an absolute riot — la fiesta fue un desmadre total informal
3informal(funny person)she's a riot — es un plato Latin America informal
4(profusion)a riot of color — un derroche / una profusión de color
1causar disturbioscausar desórdenes(prisoners) amotinarse
- When the citizens rioted against the English, Richard replied by building a fortress next to the city.
- When I see that other fellow college students rioted and destroyed the coolest liquor store in town, while in a drunken mob, I wince.
- The umpire, supported by the third, TV, umpire, correctly gave him ‘out’, but 90,000 spectators disagreed and proceeded to riot until the game was stopped.
- When the details were announced on 12 February 1111, Rome rioted.
- Farmers rioted in Geneva, Paris and Strasbourg
- For the first time, middle-class citizens and skilled workers joined activists in protest, rioting against the government.
- The Civil War is in its second year and a compulsory draft is in force, which leads to rioting amongst the poor.
- In response, they rioted for two nights.
- Leaning towards the liberal side of things, I am even more horrified by the police managing to get rioting in the street going during the most mundane political convention in history.
- In 1979, Kazaks rioted because there were rumors that the government was going to set aside land for local Germans who wanted to create their own independent region.
- The Prime Minister of France is meeting with top officials and a Muslim leader to look for a way to end rioting that has spread from several Paris suburbs across that country.
- The year after would see rioting in Detroit, Newark, Boston and Milwaukee.
- Early attempts at privatization led to rioting in Osh in 1990, so this process was put on hold.
- Not infrequently, girls ran away; some also formed gangs, rioted, and resorted to violence.
- However, many of the younger marchers, such as Gerry Donaghy, are prone to rioting, needing only a spark to set them off.
- While he has promised a referendum to the people of Adeh, when he made it clear that independence would not be one of their options, 10,000 people rioted.
- In times past, their presence has provoked rioting and other forms of violent conflict, but today, in spite of the heightened sensitivities to cultural displays, they attract little attention.
- Despite the involvement of 1000 people in Wednesday's rioting, the story didn't make the front page.
- On March 18, prisoners rioted, breaking down a door and assaulting a police officer.
- Nine years later, Sophia Jex-Blake and several other women encountered more violent opposition in Edinburgh, where male students rioted to prevent women from attending clinical instruction.
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