In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1masculine humormasculine caráctermasculine genioto be in a good/bad temper — estar de buen/mal humor / genio
- to be in a filthy / foul temper — estar de un humor de perros
- to have an even temper — tener muy buen carácter / genio
- to have a quick temper — ser una polvorilla
- to have a vicious / terrible temper — tener muy mal carácter / genio
- you'll have to learn to watch / control your temper — vas a tener que aprender a controlar tu mal genio
- my temper got the better of me — perdí los estribos
- temper, temper! — ¡qué geniecito!
- I expect that over the years, she has sought to accommodate her daughter's wishes rather than confront her whenever she has been in a temper.
- That would certainly put it in a bad temper and might explain why it was always so scary.
- You can't get out of Heathrow without falling immediately into a bad temper.
- He might ruin any number of valuable things in a temper!
- Sometimes it is not easy or possible to walk away, especially when they are in the middle of a fit of temper.
- I have a tendency toward being a bit of a nag to Chris, and I guess I put him in a temper.
- To her surprise, he didn't throw her out in a fit of temper.
- Molly stamps her foot in a temper.
- Gabe stalked over to the weapons rack and pulled down two wooden staves, in a bad temper because his preferred sword hadn't been chosen.
- Brigid refused and, in a fit of temper, one of her brothers hit her in the face.
- He tends to karate kick the office partition when he's in a temper.
- She carefully spoke to the horse calming it's raging temper.
- The führer pushed the girl violently to the ground in a temper.
- So he decided to cancel the dish, and slunk off to his dormitory down the road in a bad temper.
- Realising that he has been fooled, Cohen leaves in a temper.
- He idly wondered which one of them was in the bad temper.
- I said and got up, stalking off to my room in a frightful temper.
- I watched her as she walked away from me, obviously in a temper from that confrontation a few minutes ago.
- After of course spending the rest of lunch period torturing my stupid relative, I stalked out of the cafeteria in a bad temper.
- He still wanted to survive the ceremony, and that would be harder if Ishella was in a temper.
- The bad temper of earlier was gone and his eyes were shining with anticipation.
- The man struck me in a temper, so hard I bounced off the courtyard wall.
- Nelly, in a temper, grabbed the bird and lashed it from her shoulder.
- Still in a fit of temper, she grabbed the remote from him and turned the TV on.
- Don't be put off by the first track where someone in a bad temper attacks a keyboard for a minute and a half.
- He was getting extremely angry and damaged the second window in a fit of temper.
- That morning Francis awoke in rather a bad temper.
- Who knows what I might do tomorrow in a fit of temper or in a fit of rage.
- She seemed to inflate, her nostrils flaring in a temper.
- Damon, on the other hand, saw that I was in a temper, and got as far away from me as he could.
- Her temper was sweet and calm, much like a sheep's, until she had a blade in her hand, and then she was as quick and merciless as a she-wolf.
- As I said he was in a bad temper most of the time, frustrated to the point of tears by his incapacity.
- Mark frowned; he didn't expect the word to get around that quickly, but then, he never counted on Mary-Ellen in a temper.
- His temper had not calmed from his earlier encounter with the Johnson twins.
- Reginald was not in when she returned his call later that evening, and Loretta went to bed in a bad temper.
1.2(rage)to be in a temper — estar furioso / hecho una furia
- to fly into a temper — montar en cólera
- a fit of temper — un ataque de furia
1.3(composure)to lose one's temper — perder los estribos informal
- to keep one's temper — no perder la calma / los estribos
- tempers frayed as the meeting wore on — los ánimos se fueron caldeando a medida que la reunión se prolongaba
2(of metal)temple masculine
- In this connection it is well known that molybdenum additions to Ni-Cr steels can eliminate temper embrittlement.
- The resistance to atmospheric corrosion is improved and copper steels can be temper hardened.
- Alloys in the T4 temper are susceptible to room-temperature aging.
1(moderate)(criticism) atenuar(criticism) suavizar(enjoyment) empañarthe long wait had not tempered their enthusiasm — la larga espera no había disminuido su entusiasmo
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