In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) de mal genio(comment/disposition) malicioso
- He is married to a shrewish wife who spends her days in curlers and her nights prostrate in their trashy trailer home.
- Being nasty, rude, shrewish and creepy was very fun to do - I simply pretended to be in a bad mood each time the camera rolled.
- The shrewish Katharina gives her final speech of submission out of real love for Petruchio, apparently because she realizes he's as mixed up as she is.
- Paul was more than a little depressed with his shrewish wife Zilla, who constantly badgered him, embarrassed him in public, and treated him like a little boy.
- He intends to woo her perfectly, by telling her how lovely she is, when she looks shrewish, how beautifully she plays, when she makes horrid noises, and more.
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