In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fe)confidenceun médico que me inspira confianza — a doctor who I have faith in / who I trust
- su actitud no despierta confianza — her attitude does not inspire confidence
- lo considero digno de toda confianza — he has my complete trust
- confianza en algn/algo — confidence in sb/sth
- tiene mucha confianza en sí misma — she has plenty of self-confidence
- tengo plena confianza en que todo saldrá bien — I have every confidence / I'm quite confident that it will all turn out well
- había puesto toda mi confianza en él — I had put all my trust / faith in him
- de confianza — reliable
- ocupa un puesto de confianza en la compañía — he has a position of trust within the company
- quieren nombrar a alguien de su confianza — they want to appoint someone they can trust
2(amistad, intimidad)tenemos mucha confianza — we know each other very well
- díselo tú, yo no tengo tanta confianza con él — you tell him, I don't know him as well as you do
- no les des tanta confianza a los alumnos — don't let your pupils be so familiar with you
- nada de ceremonias, estamos en confianza — there's no need to stand on ceremony, things are pretty informal here
- puedes hablar con franqueza, estamos en confianza — you can speak your mind, you're among friends
- unas copas nos hicieron entrar en confianza — a few drinks helped us relax / set us all at our ease
- es muy tímida y le cuesta entrar en confianza con la gente — she is very shy and it takes her a while to open up with / feel confident with / feel at home with people
- te lo digo en confianza, pero no lo repitas — I'm telling you in confidence, don't repeat it
- hablando en confianza, olía muy mal — between you and me, it smelt awful
- puedes venir como estás, ellos son de confianza — you can come as you are, they're people we know well / they're good friends
3confianzas feminine plural(libertades)no le des tantas confianzas — don't let him take liberties with you like that
- ¿qué confianzas son ésas? — you've got some nerve!
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