In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) chiflado informal(person) alocado(adventure) loco(clothes) estrafalario(clothes) estrambótico
- A night of zany misdirection and bonding ensues.
- For those with a zany sense of humor, the adventures of Lieutenant Frank Drebin were a laugh riot from beginning to end.
- Show Us Ya Wits is a zany hour of belly-achingly funny and fresh stand-up.
- By this stage I was barely holding it together, ready to bust out in tears of joy at how zany these madcap antics were unfolding to be.
- His zany humour took comedy to new heights of absurdity.
- The children are taken under the wing of zany housekeeper Martha but rarely see their uncle, who demands absolute silence while he writes his book.
- How are we to be entertained by her zany antics when she's incarcerated?
- The craze that is sweeping America and Europe, sending crowds flocking to landmarks or shops to stage zany gatherings, arrived in Yorkshire at the weekend.
- He brings us authority, composure and work rate and a bossing of midfield players we have lacked all of this zany season.
- The last I knew he was living in the Borders in some psychiatric home or an old person's slightly zany home.
- The zany hilarity of the early '80s has not aged well.
- Viewers of last night's late editions of Ten News and Sports Tonight would have enjoyed the zany antics of the respective crews if they were watching closely.
- Whether you need a break from exams, or are just looking for an amusing, intelligent film, you can't go wrong with a trip to the zany world of Steve Zissou.
- It's kind of weird having a ghost - I call him the zany ghost - always around the house.
- The Child Trust Fund is embarrassingly reminiscent of US presidential candidate George McGovern's zany scheme to give every American citizen $1,000.
- We both liked making costumes and had a similarly zany sense of humour.
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