In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(character/person) irritable(person/character) irascible(dog) que muerde
- She'd been rude and snappish, but Seth had a couple of times glimpsed a softer side, he'd thought.
- I'd noticed that in a few short hours that his curt and snappish side was back.
- ‘Shorten my name,’ I clarified in a curt, snappish tone.
- I was snappish and rude to either of my parents if they spoke to me and I dragged my feet, glaring down at the linoleum floor beneath my scorched sneakers, which had somehow managed to be salvaged.
- The excess energy from quitting smoking has apparently slipped away and I'm in that dangerous stage in the battle where I'm crabby and snappish.
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