In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) que se amolda a los deseos de los demás(workforce) dócil
- Ryan quickly learned the rules: stay silent, be compliant, don't look up, don't look out the window, don't speak unless spoken to.
- Structured finance is extraordinarily flexible and, by its very nature, compliant to the wants and needs of the marketplace.
- I did not form the view that he was excessively compliant.
- Once that was done, they were supposed to revert to docile, compliant citizens, content to cooperate with allies no longer supportive of their aspirations.
- As soon as the band stops being compliant to what the record label needs them to churn out or start to under-perform they are sacked.
- This is not a complaint about the dancers: they were talented, compliant to the choreography, energetic and committed.
- At issue are those 15 days and whether the media was too compliant and trusting in generally agreeing to government blackout requests.
- As a bonus, the ingrained discipline and level of fitness of a dancer makes them generally compliant to hold poses for longer periods than the average client or model, without discomfort or complaint.
- Has your student gone from predictably polite and compliant to moody and disagreeable?
- His anxiety proneness seems less pronounced now than it was in 1985, but in spite of this he proved to be abnormally suggestible, compliant and acquiescent.
- You are logical and compliant but only to a degree.
- If humans were generally always compliant to authority then ‘minimise hierarchy’ would present no problem.
- The group is also concerned that excessive medication may be used to to make residents more compliant.
- Instead of saying this, however, I nodded like the compliant little girl he wanted me to be.
- I was compliant to a point in my physical training.
- Government employment figures, compliant journalists and even the public might start to believe that the vast profits made by the company are being used for ‘investing in people’.
- Were they too docile and too compliant, and did they fail to ask the skeptical questions and raise the objections they should have in the run-up to war?
- Lucia observed that he was compliant to the point of being a pushover.
- Perhaps he had expected to find her still a compliant little girl, but he seemed visibly taken aback by her anger.
- Children are amazingly docile and compliant, obediently following the instructions of their elders as if they know no other way.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.