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 normal, unusual)poco naturalpoco normalit is unnatural for a child to be so quiet — no es natural / normal que un niño sea tan callado
- his reaction is not unnatural in the circumstances — su reacción es natural dadas las circunstancias
- This unnatural act unhinged a stranger sitting next to me who looked on in amazement as he passed the same bus stop he had stood at five minutes previously.
- It may look strange and unnatural but, after all, this is a pixilated character we are trying to copy here!
- He claims to be being completely truthful, despite the interviewer's disbelief and the fact that his face has changed in strange and unnatural ways.
- The people who were waiting for him were caught in acts of lust, having unnatural and abnormal sex and worshipping false gods.
- It was, of course, a completely unnatural oddity of physics, but the Weak Hole in particular was worse than your average black hole.
- This is not something she considers unnatural, or even uncommon.
- In such a prescription there will be violence, and any violence is unnatural, abnormal, criminal.
- And that, of course, is foolish, unwise, and unnatural.
- Do we want to force nature to produce unnatural products and yields in an attempt to sustain our unsustainable lifestyles?
- She always knew she was slightly abnormal, but this wasn't abnormal it was unnatural.
- If so, we are dealing with an unusually illogical and unnatural mindset.
- A glance at any science text tells us that monogamy is utterly unnatural, unless of course you're a swan.
- Bringing a tree into a house and covering it with trinkets is, of course, an unnatural act.
- Each is presented as an unnatural detachment from ordinary emotions: erotic love, love of country.
- Sexual perversion is usually implicitly assumed to mean some kind of unnatural, abnormal form of sexual behaviour.
- These fabulous characters use their extraordinary and unnatural physical and psychic powers on the side of either good or evil.
- There are so many of us, like one in ten, that we can't be even called abnormal or unnatural.
- That's three out of four women who are then painted as being abnormal, unnatural and dysfunctional.
- What causes stress but doing something unnatural to human nature, to humankind?
- It's an unnatural construct that Nature keeps pulling down, but which Man keeps restoring and maintaining.
2(awkward, affected)(acting/smile) poco natural(acting/smile) forzado
- And as for the acquaintances they've got back home, they find the newfound attention somewhat forced and unnatural.
- But it always feels to me very unnatural, that we're pretending.
- His voice sounded unnatural and stilted, but I barely noticed as I thought about making out with Dmitri against the rough bark of the tree in the forest.
- We found efforts at forced collaboration awkward and unnatural for most organizations.
- Their performances are stilted, unnatural, and weak.
- But his funny faces and odd mannerisms come across as forced and unnatural.
- I know it is intentional, but I found the angels' stilted movements unnatural.
- Macy does an excellent job of humanizing Lawrence, even on those occasions when he is asked to speak forced and unnatural lines.
- Here is a voice in every way opposed to Martin's: it's angular, assumed, pointedly unnatural.
- I have to consciously form the present boy's name sometimes, and it can sound forced and unnatural, no unnatural is too strong.
- It leads to an unnatural style that is forced and wooden.
- There were long periods with little to no dialogue, and what dialogue there was felt stilted and unnatural (but that may have been the intention).
- Distracted, she noted that her voice had an unnatural dreamy manner to it.
- Apart from that, many people who only weight train walk around in a most unnatural manner, with a constipated look on their face.
- He called the next day, and we talked for a long time, though there was something strained and unnatural in it.
- The way I say it, though, is stiff and unnatural and Chloe, having been my acquaintance for a long time, hears this straight away.
- The opinions I formed of the characters at the beginning had evolved very considerably by the end, and yet nothing in the way the film progressed ever seemed forced or unnatural.
- It seems forced and unnatural, as if it's something he knows he's supposed to be saying instead of a phrase he uses all the time.
- To be fair, this is as much a problem with the script, which requires him to speak in an awkward, unnatural manner.
- One of the criticisms I've heard is that the language is stilted and unnatural.
3formal(depraved, against nature)(perversion/love/lust) antinatural
- My characters always have lots of aunties, one of whom my hero always has unnatural feelings for, or very natural feelings for.
- If wherever she was going was full of such… unnatural feelings… she wasn't sure how she would fare through it.
- For such a female, there can be no understanding, and the contrast between the wife's unnatural behaviour and the husband's heroic behaviour is specially stressed.
- Indeed, if Madonna were a fictional character, one could only retain public sympathy for her by having her ‘pay the price’ for her unnatural behaviour.
- Indeed, for him or her, heterosexual behaviour is unnatural.
- Alcohol induces unnatural feelings and makes people act out of character; it's very easy to find oneself in a frightening situation.
- Like his mother, he has an unnatural fear of water.
- I've developed an unnatural interest in Comic Relief does Fame Academy.
- During the last few months, I'd had visions of him running away, scared and shamed by my unnatural passion.
- With an unnatural longing, Deirdre wanted a water feature.
- I wanted to tell the lady in Cairo that she was exaggerating her dress, that it was unnatural and abnormal.
- Neither one of us are religious in the slightest, so the sole reason for my attendance at this time seems to be the annual egg hunt that for people in their fifties my parents take unnatural glee in.
- Kirstie could only gape, caught between outrage and an unnatural desire to laugh.
- Gone are the days when crimplene flares were modelled by vacuous looking male models with an unnatural penchant for Aran knit cardigans and neck ties.
- A strange, unnatural feeling is beginning to develop among long-term observers of English football: optimism.
- Larry has an unnatural fear of sharks and the word ‘shark’ makes him go completely mental.
- Such an unnatural feeling was more than he could bear.
- Donnelly complains that Play School is battling ‘to normalise what many parents would consider unnatural behaviour’.
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