In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(evil)(person) malvado(person) perverso(person) malo(person) maligno(thought) malo(lie) infame(lie) vilthat was a wicked thing to do — eso fue una maldad
- the wicked fairy — el hada mala
- Her eye caught the chest by the door, and she went to it hesitantly, feeling that its contents had been tainted somehow by the wicked man with the dark hair.
- Where the defendant's comment imputes corrupt, dishonest or wicked motives to the claimant the position is different.
- Once the sins pass, the wicked are no more - not because they have come to harm, but because they are no longer truly wicked.
- Yes, this kind of research is illegal and wicked.
- While they waited for the disease to burn itself out, they entertained each other with racy stories about wicked priests and randy nuns.
- Sikhs believe that God is inside every person, no matter how wicked they appear, and so everyone is capable of change.
- These aristocrats are wicked, all right, but they're not terribly decadent.
- ‘Blacker than night were the eyes of Makiko, wicked and evil while casting her spell,’ sang Powell.
- It makes people depressed and pessimistic; it is the wicked thing that politicians do quite routinely.
- ‘That evil, wicked idiot,’ Dorian said after class as he and Jane walked together down the hallway.
- As usual the hunters show complete disregard, even contempt for people who live in this village many of whom, like me, are totally opposed to this wicked and barbaric pastime.
- So I seek absolution from my wicked thoughts, and I promise to be calm and serene from now on.
- ‘It is a graphic reminder that we are living in a world with evil and wicked persons, like vultures waiting for their prey,’ he said.
- When they do appear it is often in highly stereotypical guises - evil hags, wicked stepmothers or outrageous prostitutes.
- Those who are good are too often portrayed as evil; indefensibly wicked acts are made less so by the way they are described.
- They began as innocent children and were gradually rendered wicked and evil and absolutely corrupt by the treatment they received at the hands of those they most trusted!
- One can only marvel at the fiendish and diabolical powers of darkness under Hillary's wicked command.
- To call the steward dishonest, shameful, unjust, unrighteous, or wicked is too harsh.
- Her character demands that she appears a little wholesome, so we don't believe she's capable of anything wicked.
- This darkly comic fable tells how the revenge plans for a New Year's Eve party go horribly wrong, as two wicked sisters plan the downfall of the third and most successful one.
1.2(vicious)(blow) malintencionadoa wicked-looking knife — un cuchillo siniestro
- a wicked temper — un carácter de todos los diablos
- To fend them off, he transforms himself into Paperboy, an African American superhero who punishes with paper objects and wicked paper cuts.
- He smiled pleasantly and held up a black-gloved hand to show a short, wicked knife with a taped handle and curving blue blade.
1.3(mischievous)(laugh/grin) travieso(grin/laugh) pícarocome here, you wicked little boy! — ¡ven aquí, pilluelo! informal
- She's not a dressy girl, which I like, but she's flirty and engaging, and has a wicked sense of humor.
- He moved a little in his sleep, a delightfully wicked smile coming on to his lips.
- My first old Tom cat, Jimmy, who had a wicked sense of humor, would often wait for me to get every piece in place and then casually knock it all down with a flick of one big paw.
- Bert grins, as only he can, with a sparkle of wicked glee and supercilious superiority.
- Her husband, George, is an attorney with a wicked sense of humor and an often unique conservative slant on things.
- She turns around and sees my wicked grin and immediately wonders what is going on.
- Even with a language barrier, it was always possible to communicate through smiles and jollity, for the Egyptians have a very wicked sense of humour.
- But the presence of his young son brought welcome vitality to the household of the Princess, known for her vivacious character and wicked sense of humour.
- She had a droll voice and a rather wicked sense of humor.
- He didn't give her time to respond, only flashed her a brilliant, wicked smile.
- As we all know, Sally had a wicked sense of humour.
- Doris, her elegant mother, had Sue's same wicked sense of humour.
- Always, in the past, you could rely on wicked one-liners and glorious cameo roles.
- Rocky had a wicked gleam in his eye and urged them on toward the door.
- The actor grins and suddenly there's a wicked gleam in her eye.
- But the mirth is fleeting and the hysterical laughter, I suspect, is triggered more by nervous tension than by a wicked sense of humour.
- Karen, as far I could make out, was a lovely girl, very kind, but with a cheeky, wicked sense of humour that matched the impish glint in her eye.
- In fact, it's not a bad way to get to the highlights of the day's news because most Australian political cartoonists have the ability to get to the heart of an issue with a wicked sense of humour or irony.
- He was a real wind up merchant with a wicked sense of humour - he had everyone in hysterics and he will be very sadly missed.
- In person, the foreboding man in the trench coat on the back cover of The Manhattan Hunt Club is a jovial, mischievous elf with a wicked sense of humor and a love of gossip.
1.4informal (scandalous)(price/waste) escandalosoit's wicked what they charge! — ¡es escandaloso / es un escándalo / es una vergüenza lo que cobran!
2informal(very good)sensacional informalfabulosopadrísimo Mexico informal
- This weblog genealogy thing is wicked awesome, but I'm not so sure how to go about it.
- This is wicked cool: to be able to jump from a social software system to your own blog - meshing the public and private spaces.
- Fabulous bar with a wicked vibe and not too pretentious.
- Canada's kids' channel YTV brings you all the news that's both wicked and awesome.
- Last season was wicked awesome, as we say here in New England.
- The first time had been fast and wicked and wonderful.
- I hope to have photos and an entry about my new carnivorous flora soon, as they are (pardon the Californian) wicked cool.
- Ibiza on the other hand has wicked cool deejays and hot British chicks on holiday.
- This album doesn't light my fire like their 1991 release ‘Soar’ but it's a fine recording by a wicked talented band.
- Whatever the case may be, anything that beeps and buzzes when it moves, and talks like an omniscient Speak & Spell, is automatically wicked boss cool.
- All these are wicked awesome local acts, but instead we are relegated to radio-friendly unit shifters.
- Or hey, maybe you can say all you want to say to the world with ‘The Scream’ or one wicked awesome dirt bike.
- Granted, there's enough wicked fretwork and cool guitar noise throughout this record to both recall past glories and satiate those in need of a modern rock fix.
- Whatever the image, the established church just doesn't seem cool, groovy, wicked or whatever the youth of today use to replace the word ‘good’.
- But it's a wicked fine considering what I've been doing to avoid causing a mess.
- You spend a lot of your life waiting for something powerful and wonderful to come along and take you on a wicked ride.
- You might have a cool PDA and a wicked wallet, but if you're heading to work with a huge bulge in your pants and your lunch in a plastic bag, then you've got a lot to learn.
- I thought it was a wicked cool quote but I never understood it.
- The whole park is surreal - check out the wicked cool photos these gigantic swimming pools with faux-stone monuments of gods watching over.
- The only positive note was wicked DJ-mixing some fabulous tunes.
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