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) (casual, relaxed) despreocupado(person) (indifferent) indiferente(gesture) desenfadadohe gave a nonchalant wave — saludó con desenfado
- his nonchalant attitude to the job — su despreocupada actitud hacia su trabajo
- she's been remarkably nonchalant about the whole affair — se ha tomado el asunto con una tranquilidad asombrosa
- Sean gave a nonchalant shrug in reply and sat down on the edge of his bed.
- Bowyer, on the other hand, displayed a nonchalant grin, full of boyish bravado.
- He shrugged, and though he tried to appear nonchalant she could tell he was pleased by her approval, which made her smile even more.
- About halfway across the parking lot, she slowed her pace, trying to appear nonchalant.
- I headed towards the English department doing my best to be nonchalant.
- He was very nonchalant, very offhand at the press conference when he was making those comments.
- Jessica sounded nonchalant, but secretly she loved the fact that her target was Miranda.
- He shrugged, utterly nonchalant, and it was then she realised he hadn't touched a drop of rum all evening.
- However, like many divers, Lisa is quite nonchalant about the unexpected visitors.
- They are ostentatiously nonchalant, disinclined to become too involved, at least to begin with.
- As soon as I got a chance to turn around to look at him in a suitably subtle and nonchalant manner, I did so.
- I shrugged in the most nonchalant way possible and crawled up onto my knees so I could fall back to sit against the wall comfortably.
- Doc Charlie would casually flirt with the nonchalant female who would ever so calmly refuse.
- She was talking about my present life in such a nonchalant way and acting as though it wasn't important.
- They both act very nonchalant, as though there is absolutely no attraction, but anyone with eyes could see straight through it.
- Kyle smiled down at his father and tried to correct his posture and look very cool and nonchalant at the same time.
- Sanderson, 64 last week, is characteristically nonchalant at the prospect.
- There was so much intensity in his face, yet he appeared calm and nonchalant.
- He'd said it in such an offhand and nonchalant manner, though, that I decided to let it drop.
- The men swore again, wondering how Tori could be so nonchalant when so many things were going wrong.
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