In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Listen to their concerns, Mr President, and be your affable, charming self.
- Johnny had a warm and affable personality and was renowned as a hard worker.
- Everyone seemed very pleasant and affable and there wasn't too much in the way of pontificating.
- I have met him several times and find him an affable and friendly person, and a joy to talk politics with.
- I know the Irish were traditionally keen on the idea of themselves as affable, sociable sorts.
- Most obliging and affable we wish him a good finish to the handballing year.
- Out of it, Alex should retain his very affable and amiable nature.
- He is an affable man, easy to talk to, to sit down with, to rap about policy or just chat shop.
- Pauline was a pleasant, affable and popular lady who was greatly liked throughout the community.
- Usually Eddington is the most affable of colleagues, friendly and very approachable.
- He is too affable, too open, too ready to volunteer a view on issues that worry or interest him.
- I wasn't intimidated at all, I think because he's so warm and affable and such a generous actor.
- Many years ago a very affable councillor approached me to script an election leaflet for him.
- As it is, you couldn't wish to meet a more pleasant and affable young man.
- On-line customers will be able to fully interact with the affable Alex as if talking to another person.
- It was easy to imagine a scene in that affable pub on any night, the slagging, the fun.
- He seems like a very affable, approachable fellow who thoroughly enjoys making movies.
- He was a charming, affable man who, it was said, defeated his enemies without making any.
- Greece's affable, easy-going ways have long made it a favourite with families.
- As a player, he was known as much for his toughness and will as he was for his affable personality.
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