In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hacer un incisohacer un paréntesisdivagarapartarse del temaif I may digress for a moment — si me permiten hacer un breve inciso / paréntesis
- but I digress — pero estoy divagando
- to digress from sth — apartarse de algo
- Another brave step, though it might seem very trivial is that he has avoided digressing from the singular plot by not invoking songs and other kitsch trappings.
- However, I am digressing from the main point that I am trying to put across in this letter, which is the attitude of most Namibians when it comes to criticism.
- But no, she digresses into a long dissertation on gun control and abortion, veritably begging the Democrats to adopt the position of the Republican Party.
- Like any good curator, of course, he digresses, pausing to impart a bit of gossip or whimsy, spicing the historically significant with the genuinely weird.
- But I'm digressing, and meandering, and I apologise, unless you like that kind of thing, which I do when others do it, but I understand if you don't.
- I'm digressing but the point is it wasn't hard to imagine a member of my family being a criminal; I was kind of getting used to it.
- And then it digressed into unprintable scenarios.
- I know I digressed from the subject of the article.
- Moreover, she approaches subjects indirectly, digressing frequently on peripheral topics and only slowly coming to the point.
- Any argument about its fate that digresses from this fact threatens to dissolve into the putrid river of disingenuous excuses the administration keeps spewing forth to drown the truth.
- Wow, I have digressed so far even I can't remember what this was about.
- Though he has occasionally digressed, the 19th century - which embraces the ages of revolution, capital and empire - is ‘his period’.
- It digresses into long corridors of thought, quiet corners of droll humour.
- But I'm digressing, this post is all about the music, not my brain rotting youth.
- But after that, it drags and detours, dawdles and digresses - to the Hague; to Sarajevo, inevitably; to the south of Italy.
- But we are digressing from a totally pointless and inane post here.
- The enthusiasm with which he talks about dingoes wanes as he digresses further into his history: British uranium mining and nuclear testing on Aboriginal land.
- Still, this is digressing from our main point of concern.
- It frequently digresses into philosophical rants, or into imagined discussions between the author and his younger brother, where the young boy is able to speak like a particularly eloquent adult.
- They loved him even more when he digressed from his prepared speech to intervene in domestic British politics.
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