In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(aptitude, skill)talento masculinoto have musical/artistic talent — tener talento musical/artístico
- she has a talent for languages — tiene mucha facilidad para los idiomas
- with his usual talent for saying the wrong thing — con su habilidad característica para meter la pata
- One of her most endearing qualities is a talent for comedy, although she is not aware of it herself.
- She proved to have such a talent for ballet that she will now be trained with the best in the country.
- By dint of hard work and determination Piper used his natural artistic talent and practical skills to great effect.
- Her soulful lyrical style and dedication to dance has seen her jump up to fore of local young musical talent.
- Kalina is also very creative, with a talent for painting and design, and wants to be a fine arts dealer.
- Kate was a popular pupil at school, with a talent for art, music and drama.
- Stiles especially shows a talent for deadpan comedy that very few of her recent films have given her the opportunity to show.
- Madison is a refreshing mature artist with natural talent and strong views about all aspects of her music and career.
- He is a player of real talent and skill and has the ability to make a real and lasting impression at the highest level.
- As a child and as a teenager, I often wrote fiction for pleasure, and was told that I had a talent for it.
- Jamie has a reading age of nine and has poor writing and maths skills, but has a talent for working with his hands.
- Son of Imelda and Tom, Emmet showed great artistic talent and ability from a very early age.
- A former Westhoughton man who had a talent for recording his life and times has left an interesting legacy.
- His ability to mix music and his emerging studio talent made many artists visit his studio to record.
- His mother, Jini, was an artist and his father, Mark, a farmer with a talent for photography.
- Trusting in her talent and staying in touch with reality seems to have been the wisest career plan of all so far.
- Tutors at the college were bowled over by her natural artistic talent and offered her a place on the course.
- Late in life she showed a talent for understanding technical briefings.
- A talent for design and beauty makes visual art or architecture a good choice of profession.
- Stunning works of art in their own right, they display his artistic talent and great flair for design.
1.2(talented people)gente con talento femenino
- Jazz came to town at the weekend with Bingley becoming home to some of the nation's brightest jazz talent.
- Three top talent spotters will open a new office in Glasgow tomorrow to sign up the cream of the country's new talent.
- The news is sure to please the Gigg Lane faithful, who relish watching home-grown talent.
- The new venture aims to find and polish the next generation of showbiz talent.
- Until now a system hasn't been in place to identify talent and bring it through to the national side.
- Populated by such enormous talent, the music industry can be a daunting world to enter.
- Throughout his long career, Domingo has been devoted to fostering the next generation of talent.
- The coaches pick these players on the basis of their talent, skill and ability to work as a team.
- Still performing in his own right, he now spends much of his time coaching and advising a new generation of talent.
- All of the team possess undoubted talent and they should come good in the weeks to come.
- He had come all the way from a small village to watch the best of talent gathered from all over the country.
- We were delighted to see such a good crowd and plenty of talent on the night.
- Identifying talent and providing an opportunity to exhibit it is of immense importance.
- The cream of local musical talent have come together to perform in aid of this very good cause.
- He is recognised in Victorian state cricket as a player who possesses a substantial degree of natural talent.
- These creative young people are part of the vanguard of new talent blossoming in our midst.
- On Saturday, against Rangers, he will come up against the latest generation of footballing talent.
- On the field he reads the game very well and possesses immense talent.
- The film is quintessentially British and showcases some of the country's finest talent.
- It was a close competition as there was so much artistic talent on display on the day.
1.3British informal (attractive women or men)they were eying up the talent — estaban pasando revista al personal presente humorístico
- not much talent here tonight! — ¡esta noche no hay nadie que valga la pena!
- Each amount mentioned is a combination of an amount in gold - a fraction of a gram in each case and an amount in talents.
- So set my ransom as you wish, tribune -- calculated in talents not sesterces.
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