In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1tontoestúpidodon't be stupid — ¡no seas tonto!
- what a stupid thing to do/say! — ¡qué tontería / estupidez!
- it was stupid of me to accept — fue una estupidez aceptar
- I did something stupid — hice una tontería / una estupidez
- to act stupid — hacerse el tonto
- he made me look really stupid — me dejó en ridículo
- the whole affair's left me looking pretty stupid — he quedado en ridículo / como un tonto con toda esta historia
- you stupid idiot! — ¡imbécil!
- Deryck wasn't stupid enough to drink then drive his drunken friends home if he himself was drunk.
- She was actually real good at vacuuming, but nobody was stupid enough to say that to her.
- If she was stupid enough to try and run, Keen would catch her and make her one very sorry girl.
- If you're stupid enough to be honest then you get what you deserve.
- Of course, he wasn't stupid or irresponsible enough to abscond completely.
- The music was too loud and I'd been stupid enough to choose to sit right under the one of the wall-mounted speakers.
- According to the authorities no one has been stupid enough to repeat the offence.
- Most accidents are caused by blowouts or other mechanical failures and stupid drivers with no common sense.
- No one believes that Indian leaders would be stupid enough to let a nuclear war occur.
- She had balked, not stupid enough to go to his turf, alone, so he could do her bodily harm.
- Lots of things scare me, including train surfing, which I'm not stupid enough to have done.
- I'm not stupid enough to think that we all feel the same way about everything.
- Sit for hours on end next to some poxy lake on the half chance that some fish will be stupid enough to bite the hook you've left lying around for them.
- It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone will be stupid enough to try and overtake them.
- She would never be stupid enough to drink when she knew what the outcome could be.
- The cat with its grey coat seemed to have been stupid enough to smuggle into my inner wears.
- Ice inhaled sharply craning her neck to see if any more were stupid enough to come out.
- Girls are only sensitive about their weight if they are stupid enough to let it get to them.
- Any one who is stupid enough to think we live in the lap of luxury is out of their mind.
- If you are going to disrupt a good party and if you are stupid enough to fall out of a tree I want to see you writhing pain.
1.2informal (expressing irritation)maldito informalpinche Mexico informalthe stupid machine kept my card — el maldito cajero me tragó la tarjeta informal
2(unconscious)to knock sb stupid — dejar a algn atontado
- to drink oneself stupid — beber hasta perder el sentido
1to talk stupid — decir tonterías
1tonto masculinetonta femininebobo masculine informalboba feminine informal
- But anyway, it has now been over nine months since the terrorist attack, and the stupids are trying to cash in.
- You mean you said something like ‘hey stupids, stop writing me hate mail, I'm not the company’?
- I appreciate it a lot, but don't bother with the stupids, for it is wiser to just laugh at them.
- We had people of a certain genius who would go on to great things; and we had our fair share of stupids.
- They're still stupids who should not be allowed out in public.
- None of this is simply false: ideology is not a set of delusions foisted upon the stupid.
- It soon became apparent that he was suffering from the stupids when he repeatedly asked for directions to where we were already taking him.
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