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/pet) simpático(place/atmosphere) agradable(welcome) cordialI'll give you some friendly advice — te voy a dar un consejo de amigo
- he gave her a friendly wave — la saludó amablemente con la mano
- there's a friendly little cafe nearby — hay un barcito cerca que es muy simpático / agradable
- to be friendly to/with sb
- he wasn't very friendly to her — no estuvo demasiado simpático / amable con ella
- she's friendly with Tessa — es amiga de Tessa
- I'm quite friendly with him now — ahora somos bastante amigos
- to be on friendly terms with sb — llevarse bien con algn
- environmentally friendly products — productos inocuos para el medio ambiente
- They were always friendly with each other, and talked over the phone on a regular basis.
- Eddie was held in high esteem by the farming community and his pleasant friendly smile endeared him to all.
- I also want to add that the many lefties I live and work around in Madison are perfectly friendly to me.
- The rest of them either attacked people we were friendly with or simply had the wrong ideology for our taste.
- My wife was a journalist doing an article about Mel Brooks for ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine, and she was friendly with Yoko Ono.
- She said her parents were friendly with Mr Flaherty's parents.
- ‘He told me never to be too big for your boots and always be friendly to everyone,’ she said.
- The mom wasn't too friendly to strangers, since she was a stray.
- He smiled down at him, but it was not a friendly or pleasant smile.
- Fu said most villagers were very friendly to outsiders.
- We're very friendly with each other and it's not going to affect anything between the people here.
- They do not only live in harmony but are equally friendly to visitors.
- ‘I love the city, first because Shanghainese are very friendly to me,’ he said.
- Does it matter if we smile and are friendly to him?
- He liked it and was really friendly to everyone.
- My father was friendly with the editor of the Irish Edition of the Sunday Express and he got me an interview with the head of McConnell's Agency in Dublin.
- He was also friendly with many Catholic churchmen anxious to make belief in God intellectually respectable.
- She seemed very friendly to the airport staff and had a woman with her who looked like she should fall over from being too top heavy with nothing on the bottom to balance her out.
- Emily is not particularly friendly to the perfectly nice woman her father brings to dinner.
- I'm friendly with some dealers in African art, and I reconnect with my friends and family, who still live there.
- Tauzin knows the business side of journalism well, and he is friendly with most of those who represent big media companies.
- And you have to have all of your own supplies, because unless you're friendly with the neighbors, there is no one around to borrow from.
- Why was Alfred, a 69-year-old retired milkman who had gone out of his way to be friendly to his customers and anyone else he met, the chosen one?
- We are friendly with our neighbours, with people at work, and with the kids and parents at our son's school.
- Later, he even taught Jessie Chambers, whose family he was friendly with, to speak French.
- I was friendly with a guy named Bob Mitchell who lived at the end of Radnor Ave.
- Paul is friendly with the Leivers family of Willey Farm, and a tenderness grows between him and the daughter Miriam, a soulful, shy girl.
- ‘Rolfe is very friendly to the musicians and singers while at the same time writing very good music,’ she concludes.
- My problem is with political correctness and being friendly to everyone.
- He was friendly with the Lindsays, Christopher Brennan and Kenneth Slessor.
- Although I deal with people at all levels, I maintain a level head and a certain level of decorum even when I am very friendly with colleagues.
- ‘It was difficult but enjoyable, and everyone was friendly to me,’ said Negar, who is now studying dentistry in London.
- And he'd never been particularly friendly to me, and I didn't blame him.
- But then again, he had watched her in the classes they shared since the beginning of school and knew that she was easygoing and very friendly to everyone she met.
- She was fairly friendly with adults, and appeared to have had at least 1 litter of puppies already.
- Sam has chosen people that he is friendly with and that he can talk to.
- He was friendly with noncritical writers, but he always seemed to be feuding with somebody in the press.
- In fact, I can even be friendly to him, because I know he's not a bad person, and we do have a lot in common.
- All I'm doing is I'm trying to be friendly to you.
- I was friendly with Robson for almost forty years and never doubted that he was a learned and gifted if not very productive critic.
2(good-natured)(argument/competition/rivalry) amistoso(argument/competition/rivalry) amigable(match/game) amistoso
- This is a competition that creates friendly rivalry among the participants and the judging is anticipated with great enthusiasm.
- You know, a friendly rivalry exists between the islands of the Caribbean, and this rivalry sometimes manifests itself in discussion of the relative size of the islands.
- This is a friendly but very competitive event where members compete with each other in Clay Shooting, Horseshoe Throwing, Pool and Darts.
- ‘It's a competition that pitches towns right around the island into friendly rivalry,’ the Minister said.
- The pair put their friendly rivalry behind them to help launch the 2002 National Children's Day Ribena Best Teacher in Ireland award.
- She was playing a friendly game with Anne Donaldson and Joan Foster.
- It's not a war, but a friendly game played between two teams.
- In the pre-season there was a friendly game in Halifax.
- It also allows visiting cricketers to participate in friendly games.
- A pre-season friendly football match takes place at 3pm.
- Anyone who lives in either Rosses Point or Strandhill knows that there was always a bit of friendly rivalry between the seaside villages down through the years.
- She also had a great interest in current affairs and the friendly rivalry that went with the clashes of Mayo and Roscommon football.
- James is two behind Mullin, but the friendly rivalry is set to inspire the duo to bigger and better things for the rest of the season.
- It's only a friendly game and should be played in the correct spirit and allow everyone to enjoy and leave the venue without let or hindrance.
- Among this group, friendly rivalry gave rise to creative innovation, and most carvers refined their skills.
- He said the team was scheduled to play a friendly game against Kitwe United as part of the preparations.
- It's probably because that's where the kettle is, and you can get very dry having a friendly argument.
- A number of the top dogs in the mascot game are due at Boundary Park to play a friendly five-a-side match before the festive period - and an announcement of a picket is due soon after.
- Monday morning I wandered down to the Sports Hall, having arranged with Caleb over the weekend to catch up and play a friendly game of badminton.
- Rochdale's shopping bosses say the Christmas campaign is an example of friendly rivalry between the two towns.
- These would include a friendly football match between former Brazilian World Cup stars and F1 drivers, and a show of cars Senna drove during his career.
- An interesting film to watch out for, ‘The Other Final’ won an award in 2003 and is about a friendly soccer match played in Thimpu.
- Whatever the game or size of the ball, sport has forever been at its best when a bitter, or even friendly, rivalry is at its heart.
- We have lined up a lot of friendly games that will help us pick only the best players to represent Zambia.
- A friendly sibling rivalry that drives them to work a little bit harder and compete a little longer can only serve as a benefit to both the sisters and the team.
- Mr Norton said: ‘We are expecting friendly rivalry but we are not serving alcohol so it is very much a family day.’
- The Zambia soccer squad winds up its camping in South Africa with a friendly game against Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg today.
- He summed up the season as being competitive yet friendly and with the trio applying to join next year it was evident that the league continued to grow.
- Botswana yesterday marked 38 years of independence with a win over Zambia in an international friendly soccer match played in Gaborone.
- Cricket has become another form of diplomacy, and the rivalry is friendly and no longer bitter.
- Chulumanda said he has directed the director of sports to organise international friendly games following the aborted trip to China.
- Scotland can look forward to two decades of friendly goalkeeping rivalry from youngsters Craig Gordon and David Marshall, writes Douglas Alexander
- There is friendly rivalry between the Americans and the Canadians today over the falls but it was not so in the past.
- But, a couple of weeks into the pre-season, I started worrying because people were back training and playing friendly games.
- The club would like to thank the Baltinglass lads who played a friendly soccer match recently.
- There's clearly a bit of friendly rivalry going on between Bolton DJ Sara Cox and her mate Zoe Ball.
- Meanwhile a friendly game between Bucks and Danish side FC Copenhagen has been cancelled.
- Bradford came to Oxford for a friendly game of water polo on Saturday.
- He was due to play in a friendly game this weekend, but it was cancelled in his memory.
- Foisy has set rules for the tournament set up to make it a friendly competitive event.
3(of one's own side)(ship/aircraft/troops) amigo
- Its initial purpose was to prevent Allied aircraft bombing friendly ground forces.
- Any piece of the urban landscape is subject to enemy reoccupation if it is left unoccupied or is not cordoned off by friendly forces.
- The main objective of air defense is to prevent casualties and losses among friendly forces from disabling air strikes.
- In the case of air defense or offensive military equipment, waiting until friendly forces are engaged is too late to confirm disablement.
- When a mechanized force enters an area with friendly infantry, both light and mechanized soldiers get a little apprehensive.
1partido amistoso masculino
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