In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(falto de orgullo)(actitud/persona) modesten mi modesta opinión — in my humble / modest opinion
2(humilde, sencillo)(familia) humble(posición social) modest(posición social) humbleviven/visten de una manera muy modesta — they live/dress very modestly
3(escaso, pequeño)(sueldo) modestun hombre de ambiciones modestas — a man of modest ambitions
- un paso modesto hacia un acuerdo — a modest step towards an agreement
4anticuado(mujer) modest literario
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