In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lowly, unpretentious)(origins/cottage/folk) humilde(origins/cottage/folk) modestohe worked as a humble office clerk — era un humilde empleado de oficina
- Some reports estimate that more than 850 compounds are packed inside the humble bean.
- From humble beginnings in a basement theatre at Kuranda, the company has expanded to a purpose-designed park on the outskirts of Cairns.
- She congratulated the board of management, parents and in particular the teachers who helped develop the school from its humble beginnings.
- A labour court in February ordered that the workers be re-instated and the six are back at work but they are refusing to move back into their humble houses on the farm.
- Supporters are being asked to hold fundraising dinners, lunches or humble coffee breaks based around a literary theme.
- Explaining his love for the poor, he said he came from a relatively humble background.
- From humble beginnings with 11 electronic trading platforms, the number exploded to a high of 90 in 2001.
- He was from a humble social background, raised either in a village or an orphanage.
- In many ways he had a charmed life: springing from a humble background in Edwardian Cornwall, he gained a coveted scholarship to Oxford, where he had a glittering early career.
- She was Manchu, not Chinese, background and was of humble origin.
- From very humble beginnings we now have reached what anyone would call a centre of excellence.
- Because of his humble background the artist lacked extensive formal training and his talents were not realised until later in life.
- These official inscriptions were produced in substantial quantities, in contrast to the small number of inscriptions produced by more humble social groups.
- The party's rise also provided an opportunity for people of humble social origins to enter politics.
- It was an optimistic time as pupils from humble backgrounds won places to study at the national university, while others started careers in the civil service, the police and the army.
- It's a strange sight, incongruous with the modest and humble décor.
- In so many ways remarkable - to rise from humble background to hold all four great offices of State was something remarkable.
- Despite their humble beginnings, they are an internationally recognised and respected organisation.
- Pies are always less fancy than cakes, by dint of their modest shape and humble nature.
- It is an honour to have a designer of your stature in our humble school.
- She turned to her close friend, Parker, a working-class girl from a humble background.
- From its humble beginnings in January 1952, the school has continued to flourish attracting children from all over the locality.
- Many of them were from humble backgrounds and went on to triumph in their chosen activity.
- So as we walked together, I regarded the corporal, even though he was of humble rank, and only two stripes my superior, as a man of appointed honor.
- They then proceeded to torch the humble dwellings of the farm workers, presumably to ensure that they would not try to return to the village.
- This market had humble beginnings eight years ago or so, and has blossomed into a teeming 55-stall market, split between food stalls and craft stalls.
- He is courteous, good-humoured, shrewd, canny and from a humble background in Edinburgh.
- The images show Hong Kong's transformation from humble manufacturing base to modern financial powerhouse.
- Even though my dwelling is both humble and modest I still find the quarterly levy feels like more than I can afford.
- The school had a humble beginning with only 10 students.
- Reflecting on his own humble background, he sought to prove the case that where there are few bars to opportunity, you can rise to the highest office in whatever career you choose.
- The man who was to enjoy one of the longest and most distinguished political careers in the post-war period was born into a remarkably humble background, 93 years ago today.
- We both came from quite humble backgrounds and then we really appreciated what we got out of our football careers.
- Finally, my plans had evolved from a humble grow-hole into a modest, earth-sheltered greenhouse.
- And 75 years on from those humble beginnings, it is thriving.
- He starts from a humble family background as the son of a patriotic Socialist with a chip on his shoulder.
- Not all of those who came were well born, and some had a humble background.
- Lloyd George was from a very humble background, had risen to the heights of British politics, and was very clever, very amusing.
- The heartbeat of the landowners' movement is the small trailer which serves as their base camp and humble headquarters.
- Geoffrey came from a humble working class background in Liverpool.
- None of them should be doing that in my humble estimation because it is proprietary, personal, it is a matter of U.S. privacy law.
- These executives and managers are humble, fearless, modest, and willful with endless reserves of energy.
- In my humble opinion, this sounds just about right.
- ‘I am here as a humble human man of ordinary background,’ Bishop Kelly told The Nationalist this week.
- He's so humble and modest; I'm someone who literally brags when he goes to the gym, so it's pretty cool to come across such selflessness.
- She did nothing and was as modest and humble as an angel, yet she did everything to perfection.
- What one or two characteristics define a really quality blog (in your humble opinion, of course)?
- And, you know, he was just so sure of himself, but he was also a modest person and a humble person.
- You guided us so brilliantly, while you also, in my humble opinion, gave the performance of your career.
- We would probably prefer that the opera star or the sporting hero or the genius be suitably humble, modest, and generally endearing.
- Definitely a top film, in my humble estimations.
- That would (in my humble opinion) be much more harmful.
- Ever since he lost the election for Taipei mayor, he has been humble and self-restrained, quiet and modest, to the surprise of many.
- If I did wrong to these people, then I offer my humble apologies.
- Rachel was great at sports, but what makes her different from the other girls Todd knew was that she was modest and humble.
- In my humble opinion, a beard can perform double duty as being a source of comfort and enjoyment, as well as looking sharp.
- Can you be stinking rich and love yourself and be proud of yourself and yet be humble and modest as well?
- The resulting CD will be released in the not-so-distant future, and, in my humble opinion, it will definitely be worth a listen.
- A welcome change in this reviewer's humble opinion.
- I don't know, but, in my humble opinion, it sure looks slicker to keep one or two buttons undone when wearing a dress shirt without a tie.
- All this was attended to in a professional and caring manner, whilst offering humble apologies for the state of the equipment they were forced to endure.
- At that point, offer your humble apologies and cancel the message.
- The Tibetans I spoke to were infectiously humble and friendly and politically charged without being pushy about independence after the Chinese invaded.
- It proved to be a disaster, in my humble opinion.
- The author was too modest and humble to reveal his name, they said.
- He is humble and a true gentleman who makes his choices based on honesty and integrity.
- After presenting his scholarly ideal, the author describes his own humble scholarly contribution quite modestly.
- In my humble estimation, these statistics should ignite a spark in the minds of serious bowlers.
- A humble request to our politicians is to work together to take our country to new heights.
- Many of the actions have been humble and simple.
- Magic, in my humble estimation, is all about the stories you hold near and dear.
- In my humble opinion it's just not that kind of a book.
2(meek, unassuming, at end of letter)(person) modesto(person) humildein my humble opinion — en mi modesta / humilde opinión
- your humble servant — (in speech) un servidor/una servidora
3(deferential)(apology/request) humilde→ eat
1(make humble)(person) darle una lección de humildad ahe must humble himself before God — debe acercarse a Dios con humildad
- a humbling experience — una lección de humildad
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