In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unfortunate)(person) sin suerte(person) desafortunado(day) funesto(day) de mala suerteto be unlucky — tener mala suerte
- I was unlucky enough to bump into her — tuve la mala suerte de encontrármela
- we were very unlucky with the weather — tuvimos muy mala suerte con el tiempo
- Brady was unlucky to lose his first fight, but won the next two before losing in the semi final to take bronze.
- He was in the tent with the unlucky ones and it was only after 40 minutes or so that he put them out of their misery.
- Matt Bianco was also unlucky when he faced Scottish champion Ian Mathison in a return bout.
- Marton cum Grafton were unlucky not to share the points in their home game with Hemingbrough.
- Pool gave a debut to ex-Yew Tree striker Ben Kelly but he was unable to prevent an unlucky defeat.
- If your middle name is unlucky, you may never get that far before the next season's floods arrive.
- McFadden's character is unlucky in love and a nasty piece of work because of it.
- The visitors were unlucky to see Alan Inns have a shot cleared off the line and Currie head against a post.
- One was to tell me how unlucky I was not to have been selected and the other was to invite me to attend for interview.
- Howarth was unlucky to see his attempted clearance cannon back off the winger.
- It might be unlucky for some, but the Reebok hit man is aiming to hit 13 this season.
- The Big Brother housemates have chosen two unlucky plebs who face eviction on Friday.
- Steeton reserves were unlucky to go down to a one goal defeat at league leaders Bay Athletic.
- One man I thought was unlucky not to make any of the trips was Kent's David Fulton.
- Sersea was unlucky at the start of the final period when the puck rung against the pipes and shot back into play.
- They will probably feel a bit unlucky they did not defeat Warrington last weekend.
- There was a much improved performance and we were unlucky not to get at least a draw.
- Now I come to think of it, Hampden Park has been rather an unlucky ground for me.
- The worst case scenario is when you are unlucky enough to have someone you love or your family murdered.
- It was a bold gesture because they have both preciously been unlucky in love.
2(bringing bad luck)(omen) funesto(omen) nefasto(object) que trae mala suertewearing green is unlucky — vestir de verde trae mala suerte
- I was born under an unlucky star — nací con mala estrella
- 4 is my unlucky number — el 4 me trae mala suerte
- this house is unlucky — esta casa trae mala suerte
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