In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(generous, extravagant)(person) espléndido(person) generoso(lifestyle) de derroche(lifestyle) de despilfarrohe was very lavish with the champagne — fue muy espléndido / generoso con el champán
- she was lavish in / with her praise — no escatimó elogios
- He was a lavish philanthropist, endowing hospitals and libraries as well as the famous art gallery.
- Sometimes they cannot afford much, and in times of crisis, even when they are lavish it does not feel like enough.
- He was lavish with her, but not like the movie would have you believe.
- They're not extravagant or lavish, really, but he runs into the kitchen and stands on my feet every time he hears me open the cupboard.
- There was one exception to his lavish generosity.
2(large, sumptuous)(helping) generoso(helping) abundante(gift) espléndido(gift) generoso(meal/party) magnífico(meal/party) espléndido(production/costumes) fastuosothe lavish splendor of the banqueting hall — el lujoso esplendor de la sala de banquetes
- They are generous, petty, lavish with their opinions, open-hearted.
- Well, I think it is rather lavish.
- That gave Ellen a golden opportunity to shower the couple with some pretty lavish baby gifts.
- Other funds paid for their first-class travel or covered lavish gifts.
- This lavish, opulent approach - one might call it ‘good taste with good humour’ - is typical of her style.
- A husband not believing in spending much on gifts is usually mated to a woman who believes in giving lavish gifts as tokens of love.
- This need not be a problem if they don't get lavish gifts for the godchild and if your other children have godparents who spend special time with them.
- Only in sports do we generally find plush, sumptuous, lavish condominium accommodations.
- The directors' lavish lifestyles and sumptuous houses on the outskirts of Sydney raised the heckles of the Australian public.
- He also lives the kind of lavish lifestyle that also doesn't come cheaply.
- She receives lavish gifts and letters with armorial seals from far-away places, possibly from a lover.
- There was also a live concert of indigenous music and a lavish banquet.
- I only wish for a small wedding, no gifts or lavish food or gowns, just my family and their blessings.
- Any time your children show good manners - which is at the heart of being considerate and kind - lavish praise on them.
- He hates exchanging gifts (I'm not big on lavish gifting myself) and really isn't in to all the hype.
- Ngaanyatjarra is an especially rich and lavish language, both in its grades of meaning and its structure and its sound.
- Gone were the lavish decorations that had adorned the walls to celebrate their arrival that first time, but even so it was still far too overly decorated for Matthew's taste.
- I had twin sons and lived a rather lavish lifestyle.
- True, beyond lavish praise, Los Angeles has always been a place of dreams and metaphors.
- The lavish praise is only possible because the book note is riddled with factual errors and misleading innuendo from start to finish.
- It's not the affection that she enjoys, but rather the lavish gifts that are tossed her way.
- He threw some of the most lavish parties Fort Worth had ever seen.
- This is a genuine reflection of his entire approach which in recent days has evoked lavish praise in the financial press on both sides of the English Channel.
- After the meeting, the resort laid on a lavish Hawaiian style buffet on the beachfront.
- The Queen will get things under way on Thursday night at a lavish opening ceremony.
- If you're not ready to spoil your pet with lavish gifts and gourmet treats just yet, start small.
- The perfect spot for calm and quiet intimacy before more lavish dinners, drinks and dancing on the upper floors.
- Of course the costumes and sets are lush and lavish.
- But it was the landscape that attracted his most lavish praise as they traveled.
- The buildings in the Arts District were all designed with fancy and expensive, lavish architecture.
- He paid lavish praise to the girls for their wonderful liturgy.
- In some parts of the country, where children's parties are big business, youngsters can leave with lavish gifts.
- Witness their lavish praise for the ‘nice and friendly’ treatment they got on a return visit for a check-up.
- As a newly promoted side, anywhere in the top 10 will earn lavish praise.
- It was in his time that the use of rosewater as a flavouring for food came into vogue in the lavish and sumptuous cuisine of the Arabs.
- There was an unending search for blockbusters that depended on lavish sets and costly special effects, to draw crowds into the cinema halls.
- The dinner and drinking party was a favourite theme in the lavish paintings which adorned their tombs.
- There were various celebrations honoring the gods, often accompanied by lavish banquets.
- The surveillance team was rewarded with leftovers from the lavish banquets, which were much better than their usual fare.
- The new team, despite being warned, bestowed lavish gifts upon that one man.
1to lavish sth on / upon sb — no escatimar(le) algo a algn
- she lavishes attention upon the children — se desvive por los niños
- But nobody can fault him for not lavishing enough hyperbole on his creation.
- Over the next three meals, she had steadily turned up the heat, and all he ever did was lavish compliments on the quality and quantity of the food.
- She also ran up a £7,000 shoe bill and lavished gifts on friends and relations.
- They have spent years lavishing their love on scores of disadvantaged and special needs children.
- In ever greater numbers, collectors lavished their treasures on the museum.
- Did you regret lavishing such care on my education when I used it to sever all dependency as soon as I could?
- The Government has also lavished funds on the constituency over the past year and sent a record number of ministers to attend events there.
- He has always enjoyed the champagne lifestyle, wining and dining a succession of girlfriends and lavishing presents on friends.
- He was riding on the success of the publications of The Happy Prince, Dorian Gray and the staging of Lady Windermere's Fan in 1892, lavishing gifts on his friends.
- They lavished many gifts on the King, and they praised his advisers for their wisdom in bringing the palace to completion.
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