In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lively, quick)(pace) rápido y enérgico(pace) brioso(walk) a paso ligerotrading was brisk on the Stock Exchange — hubo gran actividad en la Bolsa
- ice-cream sellers did a brisk trade — los vendedores de helados vendieron muchísimo
- Navi took a quick break from their brisk walk by leaning against one of the light poles.
- The conductor, whose name I didn't quite catch, quickly counted off a brisk jazz beat, and we were off.
- There is also a lone souvenir shop doing brisk business.
- They ate and broke camp quickly, setting a brisk pace across the slick stone of the Old Road.
- It's a light and breezy ground floor and mezzanine, doing brisk business on a weekday lunchtime.
- Business here is often brisk, overseen by the effervescent proprietor who mans the steamy open kitchen.
- The bazaars were doing brisk business as Holi approached.
- Business is brisk at a wedding souvenir shop just around the corner from the cathedral where the real bells will toll.
- That done, she departed for the stables at a brisk speedy walk.
- We hear that it is doing brisk business in India.
- The remainder of their walk was brisk but silent.
- Business was brisk but there were only a few women by 10 pm.
- That's exactly the moment for a brisk 10-minute walk.
- According to simple economic theory, brisk business activity will naturally boost consumption in the general public.
- Darren had to hurry to keep pace with his father's brisk walk.
- Business was brisk at the Fair, with dealers selling several important sculptures on the first day itself.
- The floor was covered up quickly with brisk, long strides.
- By the time I visited, more than two-thirds of the flats had been sold, and business was brisk.
- He put the weapon away and walked away at a brisk pace.
- Her slow walked quickly turned into a brisk sprint as she ran for the front entrance.
2(efficient, energetic)(person/manner) enérgico y eficiente(person/manner) dinámico y eficientethe service is brisk — el servicio es rápido y eficiente
- She waved a wing in the air, a brisk, dismissing gesture.
- The answering tone was brisk and businesslike, as if this happened ordinarily and every day.
- ‘Time to go, Cheri,’ Mrs Barnes chirped in brisk tones.
- On the other end of the line Logan is brisk, businesslike.
- She said all this in a brisk voice but faltered slightly when she saw all my luggage.
- She danced with a brusque and determined attitude, and she spoke in the same sharp, brisk manner.
- Skyler replied to her question with a brisk nod, and tried to not make eye contact.
3(fresh and invigorating)(wind/morning) fresco
- She walked out of the ruin, into the brisk breeze outside.
- A cold, brisk wind fills the square on a grey Saturday afternoon.
- The September night was chilly, with a brisk wind picking up, but neither seemed to notice.
- I knew it was a brisk wind, considering it was considered winter, but it really did feel wonderful.
- She quickly stepped outside, her hair lifting in a brisk breeze.
- There's nothing like a gurgling pot of homemade soup to warm your bones when the brisk weather sets in.
- The brisk breeze carried a lingering odor of salt as it brushed against Isabella's face.
- The brisk ocean wind was a refreshing feeling, just what Helen needed.
- The brisk November wind made him feel awake and energized.
- The next evening a brisk breeze came up from the southwest.
- He had rustled up his riding-jacket for the brisk evening weather.
- At the edge of the lake, a brisk wind snapped at Jane's skirts.
- There's wind in the sails today and the brisk breezes revive the men's falling spirit.
- The air was cold and brisk, but he paid it no mind.
- Though the wind was brisk and chilly, the sun was bright and warm.
- The broken window was letting in the brisk cold air.
- A brisk wind blew, causing dead leaves to dance in the air and cause those on the ground to ruffle across.
- If self-restraint at the feast isn't one of your virtues, a walk in the brisk air may help undo what you've overdone.
- Having been used to arid, scorching heat, the brisk weather was both welcome and refreshing, if not a bit cold.
- The group traveled for the rest of the day in a brisk rain.
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