In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(poco importante, de poco interés)es indiferente que salga hoy o mañana — it doesn't matter / it makes no difference / it's immaterial whether it goes today or tomorrow
- ¿té o café? — me es indiferente — tea or coffee? — either / I don't mind / it makes no difference
- no me cae mal, me es indiferente — I don't dislike her, I don't really have any feelings one way or the other
- todo lo que no sea de su especialidad le es indiferente — he's not interested in anything that isn't connected with his speciality
- me es indiferente su amistad — I'm not concerned about his friendship
2(poco interesado)indifferentse mostró totalmente indiferente ante mi propuesta — he was totally indifferent to / uninterested in my suggestion
- indiferente a algo — indifferent to sth
- indiferente al peligro — indifferent to / unconcerned about the danger
- permanecieron/se mostraron indiferentes a mis súplicas — they remained/they were indifferent to my pleas
3(poco amable, afectuoso)conmigo es fría e indiferente — she treats me coldly and with indifference
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