In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1burlarsemofarseto scoff at sb/sth — burlarse / mofarse de algn/algo
- you may scoff — búrlate todo lo que quieras
- I scoffed at the idea of such a thing when it first struck me, just as many of you are scoffing now.
- "A meek little mouse, she is, " the dark-haired man scoffed.
- Ten years ago, I would have scoffed at anybody who dared to speak such blasphemy.
- The critics scoff, but we find this to be a clue.
- And while social programs are nothing to scoff at, the more mundane stuff, like where to go when you're 17 on a Friday night, is what most underagers are most concerned with.
- Matt silently scoffed under his breath, not moving from the bed.
- The older generation, such as Aunt Olivia, tended to scoff at such suggestions.
- Out of the corner of my eye I noted Patterson scoffing in disbelief.
- I believe hardcore fisherman may scoff at this time of day, thinking that you have to be up at the crack of dawn to make the best of it.
- The man scoffed in disgust, and threw the paper away, walking on brusquely.
- At the time, North scoffed at the suggestion such a link existed.
- I scoffed at him, nudging him with my foot, and he lashed out at me.
- Scott seems to scoff at talent identification.
- Trent scoffed in complete disgust, though he wasn't really thinking about the price of the wine.
- I think most people would scoff at the idea, and rightly so.
- Throw in a road that twists all over the hill like a drunken sailor on leave, and you'll never scoff at a moped again.
- When I asked a friend if he thought he was able to still be friends with the love of his life because of that very fact, he scoffed at me.
- She scoffed loudly and threw her hands in the air, clearly annoyed.
- We scoff at the notion that anybody would be taken in by such scams.
- He scoffed at college, saying that he'd made a lot of money and he hadn't even bothered to finish college.
1burla femininemofa femininehis remarks were greeted with scoffs and jeers — sus comentarios fueron recibidos con burlas y abucheos
1(eat greedily)engullirsezamparsemorfarse River Plate slanghe's scoffed the lot! — ¡se lo ha engullido / zampado todo!
- For the record I scoffed a tiny tub of blackcurrant so purple it sent my teeth mauve, and another of gooseberry and elderflower.
- I'm only responsible for scoffing the plain ones.
- As if to prove the point, she whipped out a large pile of ham and scoffed the lot.
- But I still detected some misgivings - and not only among the press corps scoffing moussaka between briefings.
- He scoffed the rest of his appetizer as Wendy made her way to the kitchen.
- Crab risotto and rib-eye steaks are scoffed by families on holiday and hungry yachties.
- Kerri's appetite was well and truly back as she scoffed them and talked to Danielle about girly things.
- It would be unwise to keep Koi if you live on the flight path of migrating osprey - they'll scoff the lot, as will herons.
- Luckily, Carrie is well practised at disguising her vegetarianism and has been known to scoff hamburgers whole just to throw people off her scent.
- She scoffed her food down quickly.
- As I don't, I scoffed the lot with a good deal of plain rice for mopping up.
- You changed clothes when you got to the airlock on the Moon, but Adam planned to scoff his candies on the shuttle.
- So, instead of eating a roll of Munchies I would scoff a handful of blueberries.
- Hedge your bets by planting different species, as it is unlikely that the birds will scoff the lot.
- I was to nervous to eat much, but I had watched them scoff their food down quickly as we made our way to the back door of the club.
- However, she says the single life does have its advantages including being able to scoff junk food in front of the TV and have the privacy of your own bathroom.
- But what makes this weekend off so much more special than the rest is the fact that we have an excuse to scoff countless numbers of chocolate Easter eggs.
- Igor was busy most of the time scoffing a hamburger, which he propped up on the music stand before and after solos.
- If the locals aren't scoffing ripe fruit and fresh pasta from the table they are lying flat out on it, getting a massage.
- I'm ashamed to say it now, but in a moment of weakness I scoffed them as the plate swept past me on the way to your table.
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