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
- Each is presented as an unnatural detachment from ordinary emotions: erotic love, love of country.
- In such a prescription there will be violence, and any violence is unnatural, abnormal, criminal.
- 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.
- This is not something she considers unnatural, or even uncommon.
- Do we want to force nature to produce unnatural products and yields in an attempt to sustain our unsustainable lifestyles?
- It's an unnatural construct that Nature keeps pulling down, but which Man keeps restoring and maintaining.
- Bringing a tree into a house and covering it with trinkets is, of course, an unnatural act.
- If so, we are dealing with an unusually illogical and unnatural mindset.
- It was, of course, a completely unnatural oddity of physics, but the Weak Hole in particular was worse than your average black hole.
- It may look strange and unnatural but, after all, this is a pixilated character we are trying to copy here!
- There are so many of us, like one in ten, that we can't be even called abnormal or unnatural.
- What causes stress but doing something unnatural to human nature, to humankind?
- A glance at any science text tells us that monogamy is utterly unnatural, unless of course you're a swan.
- She always knew she was slightly abnormal, but this wasn't abnormal it was unnatural.
- Sexual perversion is usually implicitly assumed to mean some kind of unnatural, abnormal form of sexual behaviour.
- That's three out of four women who are then painted as being abnormal, unnatural and dysfunctional.
- These fabulous characters use their extraordinary and unnatural physical and psychic powers on the side of either good or evil.
- The people who were waiting for him were caught in acts of lust, having unnatural and abnormal sex and worshipping false gods.
- 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.
- And that, of course, is foolish, unwise, and unnatural.
2(awkward, affected)(smile/acting) poco natural(acting/smile) forzado
- Their performances are stilted, unnatural, and weak.
- It leads to an unnatural style that is forced and wooden.
- He called the next day, and we talked for a long time, though there was something strained and unnatural in it.
- Apart from that, many people who only weight train walk around in a most unnatural manner, with a constipated look on their face.
- Here is a voice in every way opposed to Martin's: it's angular, assumed, pointedly unnatural.
- The way I say it, though, is stiff and unnatural and Chloe, having been my acquaintance for a long time, hears this straight away.
- 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).
- I have to consciously form the present boy's name sometimes, and it can sound forced and unnatural, no unnatural is too strong.
- To be fair, this is as much a problem with the script, which requires him to speak in an awkward, unnatural manner.
- We found efforts at forced collaboration awkward and unnatural for most organizations.
- But his funny faces and odd mannerisms come across as forced and unnatural.
- 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.
- 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.
- I know it is intentional, but I found the angels' stilted movements unnatural.
- One of the criticisms I've heard is that the language is stilted and unnatural.
- 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.
- Distracted, she noted that her voice had an unnatural dreamy manner to it.
- Macy does an excellent job of humanizing Lawrence, even on those occasions when he is asked to speak forced and unnatural lines.
3formal(depraved, against nature)(lust/love/perversion) antinatural
- A strange, unnatural feeling is beginning to develop among long-term observers of English football: optimism.
- Indeed, for him or her, heterosexual behaviour is unnatural.
- 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.
- If wherever she was going was full of such… unnatural feelings… she wasn't sure how she would fare through it.
- My characters always have lots of aunties, one of whom my hero always has unnatural feelings for, or very natural feelings for.
- Larry has an unnatural fear of sharks and the word ‘shark’ makes him go completely mental.
- During the last few months, I'd had visions of him running away, scared and shamed by my unnatural passion.
- Like his mother, he has an unnatural fear of water.
- 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.
- Such an unnatural feeling was more than he could bear.
- 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.
- Donnelly complains that Play School is battling ‘to normalise what many parents would consider unnatural behaviour’.
- 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.
- Kirstie could only gape, caught between outrage and an unnatural desire to laugh.
- I've developed an unnatural interest in Comic Relief does Fame Academy.
- 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.
- Alcohol induces unnatural feelings and makes people act out of character; it's very easy to find oneself in a frightening situation.
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