In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(savage, violent)(dog) fiero(dog) malo(thug/criminal) despiadado(thug/criminal) sanguinario(crime) atroz(crime) sanguinario(attack/blow) feroz(attack/blow) salvajehe has a vicious temper — tiene muy mal genio
- there's a vicious streak in him — tiene una veta violenta
- their home-made vodka is pretty vicious stuff — hacen un vodka que es un veneno
- When this scene is shown on film the viewer is expected to take the side of the innocent turtle hatchling against the vicious crab or bird.
- The female of the species is the most vicious creature known to exist.
- He is a more serious and vicious monster these days.
- The aristocratic families at the heart of the new scandals are not loyal and dutiful - they are vicious, greedy and spiteful.
- A great altar of bone and steel rested at the end, crouching like some vicious creature waiting for prey.
- Rather, they are aggressively recruiting new criminals to their vicious gang.
- It seems I am now safely in my home, far from the menacing arms of the vicious beast which drove me from the wild!
- Then let him undistractedly restrain his mind, as a charioteer restrains his vicious horses.
- Don't tolerate the equally vicious dishonesty of adultery.
- Police are hunting a vicious thug who inflicted serious injuries on an innocent man in daylight.
- James held his sword in front of him in fear, and quickly stumbled backwards away from the vicious creature.
- It was a brutal, vicious and pitiless attack in which you showed your victim no mercy.
- They are vicious, horrible, and those responsible should be severely punished.
- The Jungle Book follows Mowgli's adventures as he flees a vicious tiger with the help of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther.
- Animal Control Officers must deal with vicious and wild animals.
- Maybe it's that chihuahua next door which she mocks from the window: in her REM sleep visions, it's a vicious bull, ring through its nose.
- Snow wolves were vicious, bloodthirsty wolves that roamed the forest.
- Bloodstained snow, heavy cloaks, blackened eyes, Indian rites, puritanical fire and brimstone and the ominous howl of vicious wolf beasts.
- He lifted it off, gingerly, like he was removing a possibly vicious pet rodent from his superior's suit; something not really his, but which somehow he was responsible for.
- Lady Hester evidently came from Somerset, where she acquired a formidable reputation for breaking in the most vicious horses.
- As I got older, I decided it might kill him to know that his only son was a vicious, nasty bully.
- This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.
- I would like to warn cat owners about a vicious dog in the Long Ditton area.
- While embarrassing moments are unavoidable and nothing to be ashamed about, dishonest, vicious or sleazy behavior is well within your control.
- There is a serious agenda behind this vicious journalism.
- People could look harmless and gorgeous on the outside when really they are vicious vile evil monsters on the inside.
- And these two people, two lawyers, had very, very vicious dogs.
- Although it looks a vicious creature, the wolf eel is in fact very timid, its main diet being the spiny sea urchin, the sharp spines of which have no effect on the wolf eel's tough jaws.
- Clearly this is counterintuitive to the more common assumption that large gangs of malevolent youths are vicious, destructive, soulless morons.
- Our most vicious tendencies are based around and triggered by hormonal impulses.
- The tabloids violated my family's privacy in a manner that I felt was vicious and indecent.
- Here is a man who is so vicious and evil that he makes Charles Manson look like Christie Brinkley.
- Before achieving this difficult task, he has to fight rebels in the forest, as well as Walken's private army, not to mention vicious monkeys with teeth like the American werewolf in London.
- Are we wasting sympathy on vicious criminals when we insist on proper legal safeguards for them?
- ‘This is not just an attack on prison officers, but an attack on the entire criminal justice system by vicious thugs,’ he said.
- True, the film gets off on its own sense of creative cruelty, but it is nowhere near as vile or vicious as it thinks it is.
- At last they were ready to disembark and to leave this hellhole of a place swarming with the vicious creatures of the night.
- Local radio news bulletins are jammed with reports of muggings and vicious petty criminals.
- Satan, who represents Evil, the utterly vicious, is yet not a monster because he also fits absolutely into a certain moral universe, a certain symbolic order.
- What had made me smile was his vicious and vile bigotry.
- As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
2(malicious)(gossip/rumor) maliciososhe was very vicious about John — se ensañó con John
- a vicious smear campaign — una despiadada campaña de difamación
- he has a vicious tongue — tiene una lengua viperina
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