In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1refinadoelegantethey live in genteel poverty — viven modesta pero dignamente
- I can't stand her genteel euphemisms — no soporto sus remilgados eufemismos / sus eufemismos cursis
- Let us not mince words, culling is a genteel word for killing, in fact for sheer bloody carnage, such as you propose.
- She looks down her dainty nose, her delicately featured face wrinkling in genteel distaste.
- By day, as a student living with his genteel hosts, he cultivates the persona of a bookish young man given to headaches and dizzy spells.
- Joséphine's upper lip wrinkles with almost genteel scorn when asked about her circumstances.
- This was more of a genteel supper party than a Mafioso-style meeting of the families, but it was all about making deals nevertheless.
- She is, of course, far too graceful, genteel to be so vulgar as to do so.
- These can be just as much of a drink fest as the gatherings at the pubs and clubs, albeit in a more genteel environment.
- In contrast Harriet's family represents the fading genteel elegance of the old South.
- Compared to mediums like oil or acrylic, watercolor has a vaguely genteel air.
- Chang does speak with absolute conviction, but also with measured, genteel grace.
- It was a genteel game then for gentlemen, nurtured in a corner of the globe on the village greens of Henley and Marlow.
- Determined to live up to her new role as genteel landowner, the pop icon is opposing plans to allow ramblers to access her estate.
- The couple now live in the genteel English coastal enclave of Hove, sister town to Brighton, with their twin sons.
- The estate, once genteel but now a sprawling mass of dilapidated bedsits and flats, had a bad drug problem.
- There will be sports as genteel as lawn bowling and as rugged as Rugby Union.
- He was then free to practise as a gynaecologist, settling in the genteel spa town of Bad Nauheim, near Frankfurt.
- I have this image of a kind of old boys' club, of a rather genteel kind of place.
- Such was the genteel corporate culture of the time that employees were encouraged to take a rest after lunch.
- After that it looks like something from a more refined and genteel and luxurious and over-the-top era.
- There is a genteel air of comfort and prosperity here and a crisp and clean environment only adds to it.
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