In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to rhapsodize about / over sth/sb — hablar extasiado / con gran entusiasmo de algo/algn
- ‘If we can hit the notes, we'll sound nice because the songs are so good,’ he rhapsodizes.
- The soloist rhapsodizes in quiet ecstasy, and the orchestra reacts torporously, but with increasing movement.
- As he described the bat, he sounded like a collector of vintage cars rhapsodizing about a rare Corvette.
- We were hanging out a few weeks ago and he'd been rhapsodizing about Charles Barkley's interviewing style.
- Someone will probably fall for Peploe's trickery and start rhapsodizing about how inventive her interpretation is.
- Some Net enthusiasts rhapsodize about the coming of McLuhan's Global Village, when in fact the fractures and fissures among religious groups are as strong as ever.
- I do know, however, that lots of people, including a lot of men, came away from the movie rhapsodizing about the first reading of it.
- He used to suddenly get excited, for you could tell that he was excited, and rhapsodize at the slightest provocation about baseball - all he needed was the slimmest excuse, and sometimes none.
- I'm not very good at rhapsodizing about nature but, as I often do, I recalled what George Orwell wrote in the spring of 1946.
- She had only to mention his name, even just his first name, and he appeared, a show of devotion that made Carol rhapsodize about him.
- In Sound and Fury, Peter Artinian rhapsodizes about how ‘peaceful’ it is to live in a world of total silence.
- ‘We were instant best friends,’ Kate rhapsodizes as she recounts the early stages of their relationship - the so-called ‘honeymoon period’ when love rules by day and sex by night.
- He rhapsodizes sadly about the immigrants turned away by the Ellis Island gatekeepers.
- As Akhundov showed Reiss the run-down, architecturally eclectic mansions of a century earlier, the guide rhapsodized in beautiful phrasing.
- In one early example of this subgenre, Ronald Reagan rhapsodized about poisoned meat.
- If ‘many Europeans speak two if not three languages,’ he rhapsodizes, ‘in Africa, multilingualism is even more common.’
- Introducing a collection of his work, Christopher Morley rhapsodised thus: ‘Saki writes so lightly that you might hardly notice how beautifully also.’
- Yet here I am, rhapsodizing about the joys of taking out the garbage, on a blog: all I can do is embrace the contradiction.
- The young heroine, Rachel, is described as the ideal would-be mother: rhapsodizing over the neighborhood children and drawing them to her, beloved by all, and in turn loving the ‘little black and brown babies best of all’.
- Mario plays Dean Martin in the kitchen, dancing around and rhapsodizing about pigeons in truffle.
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