In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(despair/confusion/darkness) completo(despair/confusion/darkness) total(despair/confusion/darkness) absoluto(scoundrel) de la peor calaña(scoundrel) redomadowhat utter nonsense! — ¡qué disparate!
- he's an utter fool — es un perfecto imbécil
- I believe that what has happened is nothing short of an absolute and utter tragedy.
- Your first thought might be to regard this as utter lunacy.
- To his utter horror and amazement, 20 to 30 journalists were there to meet him.
- The general manager stared at him in utter amazement.
- The look Evangeline gave me was one of complete and utter amazement.
- Such behavior exemplifies the utter contempt in which he was held by U.S. officials.
- The rest of the night was filled with small talk and other utter nonsense.
- But, being a total and utter obsessive perfectionist about most things, it has been a good challenge for me to leave it very imperfect.
- He looked back and there was Megan, standing at the door with a tear stained face, her expression showing pure and utter confusion and disbelief.
- She later apologised but the judge said she was a ‘harridan’ who had acted like ‘an utter and absolute maniac’.
- To my utter amazement, she hardly cried for more than a few seconds!
- He just looked at Adam in absolute, utter disgust and contempt.
- The night had been a mess, an absolute, utter disaster.
- To walk into a bar even with a toy gun was an act of absolute and utter madness.
- To my complete and utter amazement, I felt okay, not just physically but emotionally as well.
- The utter inconsistency is absolutely breathtaking.
- He looked at me for a moment in utter confusion, then snapped his fingers as if he suddenly realised who I was.
- You seem to have found a balance between absolute asceticism and utter hedonism.
- Another persistent theme is the utter disregard for the health and safety of working people.
- There is no doubt that people listening to this will be absolutely flabbergasted by the utter waste of time that has gone on here tonight.
1(say, emit)(word) decir(word) pronunciar(remark) hacer(cry) dar(cry) proferir formaldon't utter a word of this to anyone — no le digas nada de esto a nadie
- he didn't utter a sound — no dijo nada / ni una palabra
- to utter the unutterable — decir lo indecible
- Stepping back, he opened his mouth to speak but could not utter a sound.
- He tossed his head slightly, and uttered a small sound, barely an exhalation.
- There is someone though that could make that claim but has never uttered a peep.
- Karen closed her eyes and drew in several sharp breaths as he uttered those words.
- While I disagree with him on many issues, he utters some uncomfortable truths.
- Tall and well-built he never uttered a wrong word on the field of play.
- "No, " Jim replies, uttering what is perhaps the single saddest word in the book.
- The word dude is uttered all the time in LA, in casual conversation, in business meetings, and from the pulpit.
- Arthur opened his mouth to protest or demand an explanation - but let his mouth hang open without uttering a sound.
- Her mouth had gone so dry she could not utter a sound.
- She just about managed to utter the last two words before she pushed away his hands, buried her face in her own skirts and burst into tears.
- The now familiar voice sounded yet a third time, uttering the first sound I heard after my prayer.
- Before slipping into unconsciousness, he uttered just five more words.
- The defendant is entitled to particulars of where and when the slander was alleged to have been uttered.
- He can barely conceal his contempt when he utters the words, ‘liberal intelligencia’.
- We all walked back to the van not uttering even a word; we dropped everyone at home.
- She shakes her head, nods and shrugs, but won't utter a sound, even when asked direct questions.
- Not a sound was uttered, and it seemed that everyone was holding their breath.
- When the phrase ‘electronic music’ is uttered, several things come to my mind.
- My throat was so parched that I could barely utter a sound.
- The press politely looked the other way, never uttering a peep.
- As if on key, she utters one of her old undignified yelps because her newly distinguished father walks into the room.
- He panted, tried to speak but was unable to utter a sound.
- He looked thoughtful for a moment, then he uttered a low sound of understanding.
- She blinked stupidly at him, too shocked to utter a word.
- She stuttered awkwardly, trying to introduce herself, incapable of uttering a coherent sound.
- He was so surprised by this sudden attack that he didn't utter a sound.
- Matt nodded in her direction, not uttering a single sound.
- She could not even utter a cry of pain, just a short gasp of disbelief.
- Many uttered sounds of warm appreciation while giving a standing ovation when the show concluded.
- Julia uttered a tiny sound, a sort of squeak of surprise.
- She regretted the words the moment she uttered them.
- Edwards, as nearly as I can tell, never utters a word without one or more hands gesturing in some significant, word-intensifying manner.
- ‘I love you’ - three simple words uttered millions of times a day by millions of people, some of whom might even mean it.
- You could actually participate in telling a lie without uttering a single sound.
- When she is gone, Jack angrily punches the air and utters a curse.
- He acknowledged that it would not have been out of character for him to have uttered such a phrase.
- It was at this point that he uttered his now infamous statement that ‘when the seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea’.
- The little boy utters the same encouraging words she used to cheer him up.
- Her terror was far too great to permit her mouth to utter a sound.
- ‘It's shocking news’ were the words uttered by each and every farmer interviewed by the Western People.
- I uttered a single swear word and looked away impatiently.
- Adriane uttered a weak cry as she tripped over her own feet, exhausted.
- He probably utters the word ‘hipster’ 20 times a day before breakfast.
- The threatening tone in which he uttered those words would once have made her flinch, but she did not.
2Law(false currency) poner en circulación
- That man, who had pleaded guilty to forging and uttering, filled out his electoral return wrongly, took money that he said he would not take, and filled in his ministerial return as being nil.
- A day later he was granted bail for offences of conspiracy to utter counterfeit currency and conspiracy to defraud.
- There was one offence after the other: covering up the books, uttering, forging, and falsifying cheques, and on top of that there were five drink-driving convictions.
- He was once arrested on suspicion of having uttered forged bills.
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