In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tontería, insignificancia)lo que dijo fue una ridiculez — what he said was ridiculous / just plain stupid
- ¡qué ridiculez! — that's ridiculous / ludicrous / absurd!
- es una ridiculez pelearse por tan poca cosa — it's absurd / ridiculous / ludicrous to fight over such a minor thing
- le pagan una ridiculez — they pay her a pittance
- pagué una ridiculez por esto — I paid next to nothing for this
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