In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not pretty)(face/person/clothes) feothe ugly sisters — las hermanastras
- The answer occurred to me almost straight away - I was repulsed because they were ugly!
- Peter laughed, his voice sounding harsh and ugly, and his mouth twisted into a sardonic sneer.
- She tries to speak but there is only an ugly gasping sound.
- Its merciless laugh was like blood bubbling in its tufted throat, an ugly sneer produced in sounds.
- It was not stream lined, more like gothic beehive in appearance with ugly spires jutting from both ends of the craft's structure.
- But my current phone is a Sharp, and it has a fat ugly connector that no-one seems to have.
- The election result is basically one big, fat, ugly dark cloud with a few little silver linings hanging off it.
- Big, bald and ugly, he appears the embodiment of what the XFL sees itself becoming.
- The bookcase made an, ugly scraping sound as they pushed it, but it was moving.
- They were fat, ugly men with wicked faces, like the one in the picture on the opposite page.
- He started chanting the incantation of a dark spell, full of ugly guttural sounds.
- What I didn't like was the cruel way the north wind would dry out my lips to such an extent that a huge ugly gash always appeared on my bottom lip.
- Despite their ugly appearance, their bodies are ideally shaped for relentless running down of prey.
- I experience things as beautiful or ugly, pleasant or unpleasant, agreeable or disagreeable.
- His wrist gave an ugly grinding sound and searing pain tore through him like knives.
- If reality is too ugly or unpleasant, we shut it out and pretend it's not there.
- The sad, the ignored, the ugly and the repulsive wander in between the hours of 12 and 5.
- American society, on the other hand, has always regarded the fat person as ugly and offensive.
- Sam, what on earth possessed you to spend all that time making a terrine that has the appearance of an ugly, withered, old leather boot?
- She refused to look up at him but his ugly reflection appeared in the water.
2(unpleasant, threatening)(news) inquietante(news) alarmante(wound/gash) feo(sin/crime) horriblehe has an ugly temper — tiene muy mal genio
- the sky looks ugly — (el tiempo) se está poniendo feo
- an ugly customer — un tipo peligroso / de cuidado
- These days most of us don't want to get too involved in national politics because it seems to partisan and ugly.
- Angry scenes and ugly fracas are commonplace as people scramble for the few available taxis.
- Beyond that, there were no reports of violence and other ugly scenes that have characterised past elections.
- But there's a second kind of criticism that says the political run-up to this thing was pretty ugly.
- He says that we are not yet seeing the kind of rage which accompanies the surfing season in Australia, where crowded surf can lead to ugly scenes.
- You might have expected an ugly scene, or at least the odd raised voice.
- By doing this, it suggests continuity with the old regime, rather than complicity in an ugly coup of a popular mayor.
- For a moment, it was if she had left her body and was watching this ugly scene happen to someone else.
- When thousands of desperate applicants instead showed up, the scene quickly turned ugly and the police intervened.
- Sadly, the ugly arm of slavery reaches far beyond Sudan and shockingly touches every continent except Antarctica.
- Now that we have the names of the eight bidders, how interesting and how ugly is it likely to be?
- Taiwanese realize the danger that China poses, but they do not think this is a danger that is likely to turn very ugly very quickly.
- I just don't see how creating an ugly, violent scene could possibly make those bereaved parents feel better.
- It's hard not to warm to these men, who are nothing like the ugly, violent stereotypes we expect them to be.
- As the ugly scenes on the pitch spilled over into the crowd, police were called to the Corbet Field ground.
- Today these ugly scenes and remarks could be seen and heard on TV, worldwide, unlike in the past.
- This is a film of uncompromising intensity and breathstealing beauty, as violent and ugly as anything that nature can conceive.
- To hear him speak is a sobering reminder of the ugly scars left behind by apartheid.
- The ugly scenes witnessed last year are sure to make a comeback this year.
- There is nobody more ugly than a violent wing nut embracing his victimhood.
- Timely intervention by the respective authorities prevented an ugly scene.
- She thought of the ugly rumors that were going around about her and it released her anger a little.
- Luckily, the timely intervention of a dutiful cop prevented the scene from getting ugly.
- I asked myself whether I really wanted to get involved in this ugly, terrible stuff.
- But the offer is vetoed by Finn, who alone sees the ugly fascist behind The Man's smooth mask of respectability.
- That's the ugly reality behind the intellectual justifications of realpolitik.
- It was, in fact, not an ugly scene but at best it was one in which there might have been a subtle sneer involved.
- She looked at the boys as their mouths formed the sounds of ugly words, pouring down at her like hot molasses.
- He is so ugly on the inside that his only forte is being beautiful and absolutely vicious on the outside!
- Since then, I have noticed that democracy isn't always pretty and capitalism can be downright ugly.
- I quickly called my partner over and we watched in terror as it all unfolded into a really ugly scene.
- The management and board, smelling a big ugly scene, capitulated and accepted the union.
- In his prime, his vindictiveness was ugly and frightening; now it's ugly and a little pathetic.
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