In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(act/gesture/smile) gentil(act/gesture/smile) cortésthey were gracious enough to apologize — tuvieron la gentileza / la cortesía de pedir disculpas
- by the gracious permission of Her Majesty — por la gracia de Su Majestad
- After all, knowing how to dance was a social necessity as important as having good manners and being a gracious hostess.
- She's been so sweet and generous and gracious to me.
- Sean was a pleasant, courteous and gracious neighbour who could always be relied on to lend a helping hand.
- She devoted much time to the development of the business, including being the gracious hostess for business dinners.
- In her home, she carried the ease of a gracious hostess who is used to receiving visitors - the house is used for charity events and school trips.
- A gracious and courteous lady, she had a kind word for all and was devoted to her family.
- To their credit they never gave up trying and were equally gracious in defeat as in victory.
- And, of course, her majesty, the queen, and Prince Philip, were very gracious and generous and nice to us when we stayed there.
- Although disappointed, she was gracious in defeat, praising her opponent, who is rapidly becoming the player to beat in the women's game.
- A pleasant and gracious gentleman, Pat was known for his friendly and helpful nature.
- Kate's pleasant and gracious manner made her a firm favourite in the neighbourhood.
- A pleasant, courteous and gracious lady, Vera was highly thought of by all in the community.
- Simon was gracious in defeat, but he couldn't mask the disappointment he felt.
- A pleasant, courteous and gracious lady, she was well liked by her neighbours in the locality.
- The fans here must also learn to be gracious in defeat as well, not just ‘fair weather’ fans who turn against our boys after a tough loss.
- At these gatherings Mrs Turnbull was a gracious and lively hostess.
- My sister, the gracious hostess that she is, asks if they would like to stay for dinner.
- It is amazing that anyone who works so hard could find time to check in on friends not doing so well or simply to be so gracious, courteous and wickedly humoured.
- Their players and mentors were gracious in defeat.
- Garten the writer is a gracious hostess whose love of food and company is infectious.
- Only when we give alms, fast, and pray with the spirit of Jesus and God's gracious presence do we please God.
- The gracious God allowed Adam and Eve to live, though he banished them from the Garden of Eden.
- The last was the manifestation of true religion - genuinely gracious affections - in Christian practice.
- In many ways we have fallen into a similar pattern of disobedience, and need the gracious intervention of God to deliver us from spiritual and moral decay.
- Our stories speak about past failure and the reception of God's gracious salvation through Jesus Christ.
- Thank God, then, for his gracious call - for if you belong to Christ it is as a result of his effectual calling.
- And even the faith with which we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ is God's gracious gift to us in His mercy.
- While Jesus dwelt among men His glory was manifested in his gracious words and miraculous acts.
- They would enjoy His salvation and live under the blessings of His gracious rule.
- Looking back, I see the gracious hand of our sovereign God overruling my obstinate reluctance and giving me new desires that were not natural for me.
- At the same time, by the orderings of a sovereign, gracious God, some people who desire very much to marry may never find the person they regard as a suitable partner.
- It is enough to know that our gracious God has his plan - and by his grace we are at the heart of it, in Christ.
- God is gracious to him who earns his living by his own labour and not by begging.
- The Christian principle of gracious forgiveness is, then, a good one, but it is extremely difficult for Christians themselves to observe it.
- At the table we are nourished by Christ's gracious presence in bread and wine.
- Boil it down and that's my calling - to announce the gracious lordship of Jesus Christ.
- If you have believed, it is time to renew you faith and to rejoice that the kingdom of God has come and that you live under the gracious rule of Jesus.
- On 16 November 2002, the members and many friends of the church met to give thanks to God for his gracious provision of a building of their own and to dedicate it to his service.
- At the heart of our faith is an invitation to remember the past differently thanks to the gracious love of God manifested in the crucified and risen Christ.
- It is slander upon the loving character of a tender, gracious heavenly Father and has done untold harm to the Christian cause.
2(urbane)(surroundings/lifestyle) refinado(surroundings/lifestyle) elegante
- Cohen, who is a youth counselor for after-school activities, lived and worked for some years in San Francisco and knows about gracious living.
- My suite was designed to elevate gracious living to the very epitome of decadence.
- I laughed outright because his voice was so gracious and aristocratic.
- Fabrics embellished with elegant cuts, graceful falls and rich hues to gracious and sober tones are those best suited for the special occasions.
- Okay, there may be some oldies who say the age of gracious living and letters or cards written with your own hand are more personalised, and I agree.
- The 18th century was the period when Nancy assumed its present form as one of the most elegant and gracious small cities in Europe.
- The day ended with tea on the terrace and following this taste of gracious living all dispersed, with every intention of making a return visit before too many months have passed.
- Here is a room designed for comfort, yet gracious and formal enough for hosting even the most important parties.
- If this is the best they can do, I weep for the future of gracious living.
- City of grandiose and elegant façades, the gracious arcades of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle, here the Milanese mix their cool pragmatism with a love of the good life.
- Its style harks back to the days when wealthy industrialists commissioned architects to design gracious new homes.
- Their rambling villa once a model of gracious elegance was now a paradise of dry rot and borer, with its skeletal verandah, rickety walls and warped weatherboards.
- With refurbishment, this property has the potential to become a stylish and gracious home.
- ‘Mr Wright said there's nothing more beautiful than a space for gracious living,’ Lewis said.
1goodness (me)! — ¡Dios Santo!
- goodness gracious (me)! — ¡Dios Santo!
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