In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(job/prospect) poco estimulante(food) insulso(food) poco apetitosoI lead an unexciting life — llevo una vida monótona
- She left school at 17, did a succession of unexciting jobs, got married and divorced, and then went back to school in 1994.
- The battle scenes are also strangely unexciting.
- How is it that some lecturers, even when discussing interesting topics, manage to make their subject come across dull and wholly unexciting?
- But this is a bafflingly unrewarding, unexciting piece of work.
- He might seem interesting on the outside, but he is utterly, utterly bland and unexciting.
- In other towns innumerable counterparts lived similar, humdrum, unexciting lives.
- What a dull, unexciting and less than memorable sporting year that is just ending!
- The game by itself, is sort of bland and unexciting because of the lack of variety.
- Convalescing from a fever is rather unexciting.
- It sounds unexciting when you say it out loud, plain and simple.
- The band just became unexciting - boring - and I felt like I was playing a role.
- The bland colors struck him as very plain, and unexciting.
- Many of their children have equally unexciting employment prospects.
- Next, in the standard Chinese version, the dialogue is less stiff than in English but it is flat and unexciting.
- The next day was as boring, mundane, unexciting, humdrum, dull, tedious, uneventful and monotonous as usual.
- We all joked about the mundane and unexciting routines which the majority of us shared with girlfriends and wives.
- At first sight the menu was fearsomely unexciting.
- An array of unexciting eateries were waiting by the bus station, their standards based on one-off long distance customers rather than repeat business.
- Sales, however, have been in decline for several years, and trading remains unexciting.
- Taxonomy is unexciting, but it needs to be done.
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