In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1reprimenda feminineregañina feminine informalregañiza feminine Mexico informalreto masculine Southern ConeI gave her a good scolding — la reprendí severamente
- They represent gentle scoldings of the modern sensibility; they remind us of our unparalleled capacity for complacency and myopia.
- It seems that in spite of the many scoldings that I had received from him over the years, he really did support my dream from the beginning.
- She points her finger at me and adopts that scolding tone the French have mastered so well.
- I gave him the scolding look I usually give to my brother and murmured, ‘Little guy, you are too young to know such words!’
- From what I can tell from a number of the scoldings posted, she seemed to raise the ire of many.
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