In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wish) secretohe had always felt a sneaking admiration for her — en el fondo siempre la había admirado
- I have a sneaking suspicion that … — tengo la leve sospecha de que …
- she had a sneaking feeling that … — tenía la sensación / impresión de que …
- Yet I have a sneaking feeling that neither of them will return from Athens as ‘the world's fastest man’.
- I have a sneaking feeling that I might have an allergy to beer.
- Out of all of this, I suppose, is a sneaking admiration for the way in which two concepts have been linked in the public's mind without any formal legal covenants.
- This reviewer retains a sneaking feeling that he may be too generous.
- Personally, I have a sneaking admiration for anyone daring enough to hi-jack such unwieldy vehicles.
- From Thursday on I had this sneaking feeling that this was going to be my week, but it was not to be.
- A sneaking apprehension remains at the top of my mind.
- I have a sneaking feeling that I am rather fond of period instruments, especially in the woodwind.
- I have this sneaking feeling that I might not agree with many of the opinions of this man on - say - pretty much anything ever.
- I had a sneaking feeling that somehow the sun managed to burn me through my shirt, but I was afraid to look.
- I'd always had a sneaking admiration for really good pop.
- I have a sneaking feeling though, that the only people who managed to get tickets at the correct prices were the agencies who now seem to be awash with them.
- He knew that the ruling class are in some ways as much outsiders as vagrants and dossers, which is why the landowner has a sneaking sympathy for the poacher.
- Personally, I must confess to a sneaking admiration for his acumen, if not for his artistic integrity, but I would not attempt to justify his methods.
- I have a sneaking feeling that I've written about this before, but bear with me as my abandonment of the railway has opened up whole new vistas to me.
- They're detestable creatures, certainly, but it's hard not to have a sneaking admiration for them.
- But we have to admit to a sneaking admiration for her.
- On this occasion, I have to confess a sneaking sympathy with building societies.
- Do you ever get that itching in your mind, that sneaking suspicion that you know the answer to the question, you just don't have it on instant recall?
- However, you really must have a sneaking admiration for a man who can totally divert us like that, who can get us to take our eyes off the ball so easily.
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