In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(self-gratification)buying that car was an act of self-indulgence — comprarse ese coche fue permitirse un capricho / un exceso
- her later work is marked by self-indulgence — su obra posterior se caracteriza por un exceso de florituras estilísticas
- They have made a world in which the only freedom is self-indulgence, a world from which - most terrible of all - prison can sometimes be a liberation.
- What it also does is remind me of how special and precious those few are who don't disappoint, who don't surrender to the odds, the ravages of time, or self-indulgence.
- The committee also said that many projects lacked proper supervision from mid-managers, and that quality standards were often replaced with self-indulgence.
- It is populated by a pantheon of upper-middle class aesthetes, running the full gamut from self-indulgence to self-pity, gold-digging doctors and junkie beggars.
- The graveyard of decadence is self-indulgence, and Clark can be found wandering among the tombstones on occasion.
- This day of deliberate collective self-indulgence expresses the real meaning of Christmas - enjoying food and drink, revelling in company and keeping the fire of life lighting.
- Unfortunately, it seems that self-indulgence and fame prevented Thompson from further, similar forays of genuine experience.
- The only thing notorious about it is how much hearsay about self-indulgence and narcissism has swirled around the film without people having seen it.
- These faults, such as they are, can be attributed to self-indulgence, surely excusable in a subject of such complexity, as demonstrated by the bibliography and footnotes which are copious and detailed.
- In view of the sacrifice our troops have made on our behalf, this insensitivity to them and their families suggests a level of self-indulgence and ingratitude that shocks the conscience.
- Both dishes were proof that the sort of culinary self-indulgence and over-elaboration that has become commonplace in so many fish restaurants need not be a part of running a successful seafood restaurant.
- He represents bored self-indulgence and hedonism.
- All three deliver impressively grounded, natural performances in a character-driven format that would tempt many actors into workshop self-indulgence.
- I went back to see both places this month, partly through self-indulgence, partly as a journey of discovery - to find out how they had changed, and whether they might offer a different perspective on the Scotland of today.
- It's a distended medley of uproars, asinine taunts, genuine skill, charm, and self-indulgence.
- With its lines of dialogue being few and far between, and its long, vast shots of the golden deserts and the cold white mountains, the film can be accused of languor, and even self-indulgence, at moments.
- Beyond sentimentality and self-indulgence, these backward glances at a naïve landscape awaken - or reawaken - the conservationist within us.
- We can see the waste associated with such self-indulgence every time that we walk down the high street because all those excessively expensive paving slabs are today just as cracked and just as full of chewing gum as the cheaper variety.
- The cast approaches the material with relish and Polanski prevents broad characterisations and self-indulgence amongst his actors.
- Thirty years ago Aron worried about a kind of hedonistic self-indulgence characteristic of decadent societies.
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