In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(impolite, bad-mannered)(person) maleducado(person) grosero(person) guarango Southern Cone Venezuela informal(remark) grosero(remark) descortésthey were very rude about my cooking — hicieron comentarios muy poco amables sobre la comida que había preparado
- to be rude to sb — ser grosero con algn
- don't be so rude to your grandmother — no seas grosero con tu abuela
- she was very rude to me — fue / estuvo muy grosera conmigo
- it's rude to speak with your mouth full — es (de) mala educación hablar con la boca llena
- it was rude of him not to say hello — fue una descortesía / una grosería de su parte no saludar
- But then I glanced behind me and saw her making rude hand gestures at my back.
- She instantly felt guilty for the times she had been rude to him.
- I have repeatedly had cars flashing their lights at me or hooting their horns and giving very rude gestures.
- It is such short notice and it is awfully rude of me to inform you of this just now.
- A couple, as well as a family of six, were subjected to these rude actions and many onlookers were shocked and disgusted at what they witnessed.
- Unfortunately, rude gestures also create the impression that other anti-social behaviours are somehow acceptable.
- It was rude of them to talk and leave him just standing there.
- She smiled at him gently and he made a very rude gesture to her.
- How rude of me, rambling on about my brother when you don't even know my name!
- I have also learned from other patients that it was not the first time the receptionist had been rude to patients.
- I suppose it would be rude of me to let them part without words passing between us.
- You shouldn't be making rude gestures to people!
- I'd like to apologise to anyone who I've been rude to or offended in the past - because I'm sure there's lots of them out there.
- Advertisers of pornographic content are prohibited from using rude words in the subject line of sexually explicit images.
- But when the woman, who was in in her 20s, returned she verbally abused Ms Young, made rude gestures at her and then drove off.
- It may have been rude of me to ask, but because of reasons of my own, I had to know.
- He was rude to her and she replied with an equally vigorous riposte.
- There would be no rude hand gestures, no cross words.
- Some of the jokes were rude, others corny, and some a tad funny.
- With a few rude noises and gestures, the boys walked away.
- Noise, drunkenness, bad manners, rude and discourteous conduct and reckless driving will all raise their ugly heads, whatever we do.
- West pulled faces and made rude gestures at the press as he stood in the dock.
- It is rude of them to be asking you about your religion.
- ‘It was still awfully rude of you,’ Elizabeth replied bluntly.
- I know it was rude of me to interrupt you while you were speaking.
- He made a number of rude gestures in their direction and shouted obscenities at them.
- David drove insanely fast, flying by honking cars, rude gestures and angry cries from various drivers on the road.
- It was rude of Amy to ignore him, but she didn't mean to.
- I was once on a crowded Muni bus, wherein someone made a loud, rude, and embarrassing sound.
- He knew that he had been rude to her, but it wasn't really on purpose.
- The ‘okay’ sign (touching your finger to your thumb) is considered a rude gesture in Peru.
- As the owner banged on the window, one of the thieves hot-wired the car, whilst the other made a rude gesture.
- Sex to the adults of my youth was embarrassing, rude or funny.
- If Cate believed in something strongly enough to confront me about it, it would be rude of me not to consider it fairly.
- She dismissed the idea almost instantly: Lauren had been rude to her from the start, she was the one who should apologise.
- It would have been rude to refuse the offer, even though the bar's whiskey would undoubtedly fall short of his usual standards.
- I get annoyed when pedestrians walk five or six astride and cars have to swerve to avoid hitting them, and then the driver still gets a rude gesture or threat from these pedestrians.
- It was rather rude of me to try and force your emotions out of you.
- Expect lots of rude jokes, political provocation, and more than a few references that would offend if they weren't so funny.
- When I was in his class two years ago he was always very rude to me and he has also been rude to me over the Internet.
1.2British (vulgar)groserohe said a rude word — dijo una grosería / una palabrota / una mala palabra
- He seemed rude and rough like a devil on the outside, but I guess he was a real angel in the inside.
- Mehmet steals a truck and sets out on the road with Berzan's rude coffin in the back.
2.2literary(person) tosco(person) basto
3(harsh)bruscothat was a rude reminder that we're getting old — eso nos recordó cruelmente que estamos envejeciendo
- But the dream, like all others, became harsh reality with a rude awakening.
- It has been a singularly rude awakening for France and the country has embarked on a deep, soul-searching, introspection on how things could have gone so horribly wrong.
- Delude ourselves into that kind of thinking however and a rude awakening will await us.
- The sharp downturn in the US economy has brought a rude awakening to many in the IT sector.
- It wasn't just the rude awakening which stunned residents, but the fact that the road had been resurfaced just days before, following years of campaigning by the parish council.
- A three-year courtship enabled them to paint realistic portraits of one another, lessening the chances of a rude awakening after marriage.
- If the cost of repairing the damage could be laid squarely at the door of those people, it would be a rude awakening and remind them of their parental responsibilities.
- Failure of immediate action may lead to a rude awakening.
- Senior staff, classroom teachers, governors and parents have all had a rude awakening since James' arrival, me included.
- Before dawn broke on Tuesday, drug crime suspects had a rude awakening as officers with battering rams smashed down doors around the town in an operation to target dealers.
- Well let's just say the happy couple is about to get a rude awakening.
- But my first round of mid-terms brought a rude awakening: three C's!
- This rude awakening came from underestimating the non-designer's understanding of design principals.
- For many it will be a rude awakening and emphasise the need for a radical rethink before soccer's loss is another gain for a different form of sport, or worse still the sedentary armchair variety.
- But we were in for a rude awakening when a savage thunder and lightning storm struck right over the stadium during the match.
- After a summer of doing just about anything on your own time, the alarm bell announcing the first day of school can be a rude awakening.
- For the intellectuals and the urban lower middle class, the new situation was a rude awakening of disillusionment and broken promises.
- The next three years will see a rude awakening for Baikal.
- A rude awakening, however, occurred on July 16th, 1936.
- But after their stay in that sun-kissed paradise they got a rude awakening on heading out into the Atlantic, which was to prove stormy and rough.
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