In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1impertinenteI don't mean to be presumptuous, but … — no quiero ser impertinente pero …
- it would be presumptuous of me to suggest anything — sería una impertinencia de mi parte hacer ninguna sugerencia
- It's the voice of the Nanny State at its lecturing, presumptuous, arrogant, illogical and whiny worst.
- It's all rather presumptuous to offer your opinion when you don't really know the person very well.
- I guess I'm not presumptuous enough to declare how it turned out for me.
- Beware of a thankless and presumptuous person who expects too much from you without contributing himself in any way.
- Well, I don't to be presumptuous, but I assume it was anticipated there would be this type of focus.
- Being the presumptuous boy he was, he thought he would be coming inside my house.
- And I'm presumptuous enough to assume that people might actually take the time to misunderstand me.
- It was presumptuous to the point of being arrogant, and it can be fairly said that it has left a very sour taste all round.
- Of course, ultimately, all music is a commodity, but this idea of being told what music will suit your mood is a bit… presumptuous.
- It is presumptuous and oppressive to suggest that other cultures want the liberties we take for granted, their argument runs.
- It was presumptuous of a mere administrator to parade in public talking about the coming era of molecular medicine.
- That was a phenomenal mistake and his own presumptuous arrogance led to his downfall.
- It was a nice idea but always a tad presumptuous.
- I want to think people are kind and generous and helpful, not spiteful, rude, presumptuous and threatening.
- Not that I am presumptuous enough to compare myself to them of course, but that is the price you pay for free speech, apparently.
- I think it would be presumptuous to offer a guarantee, but what I can say to you is that it is absolutely at the heart of our thinking.
- She acts sweet, kind and nice on the outside, but inside she's as rude and presumptuous as I am.
- I fear that I was presumptuous enough to tell him that he did not seem to have the central point quite right.
- I was so presumptuous as simply to indicate that without even giving you the courtesy of asking you.
- Call this presumptuous arrogance or call it faith in our selves.
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