In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tip/reward) poco generoso(remark/attitude) mezquino
- ‘I am amazed and deeply disappointed that the Barbican can be so ungenerous,’ Hall says.
- It isn't that the US is ungenerous; it's just that it isn't sharing the insight other countries have, and it's very important that we try to get them there.
- One first year called the system ‘cheeky’ as nobody would want to openly declare themselves as ungenerous.
- History's verdict is not clearcut but it has not been ungenerous.
- Rather ungenerous of him considering it's made him a wealthy man.
- But Duffin strongly disputes this, saying that just because Scottish Life is for tax reasons barred from handing out large windfalls, it doesn't mean it is being ungenerous.
- It would be ungenerous to suggest the 42-year-old needed a hit film to restart a flagging career, but Carlyle has spent the past couple of years pursuing projects outside mainstream cinema.
- An ungenerous thought about Mr Shapiro's siblings occurs to me.
- The city is Dundee, called at one point ‘the armpit of northern Britain’, which anyone who knows Dundee will agree is a not ungenerous description.
- Perhaps most important, the new carriers were not burdened with staffing levels that make those that existed in some of Britain's nationalised industries seem ungenerous.
- And at 200 pages, this selection is a little on the ungenerous side.
- The dominant UK political discourse is both xenophobic and ungenerous.
- The check-out time of 11 am is a little ungenerous.
- They do not qualify for loans, but are paid a regular bursary that Mairi says is not ungenerous and has become even more valuable since she left college.
- He is unstinting but never ungenerous in his depiction of an Italy materially and emotionally ravaged by the second world war.
- The reasons for the government's ungenerous efforts are different.
- He is stiff, self-conscious, grudging, coy and ungenerous.
- The authoritarians wanted harsh penalties and as ungenerous a benefit system as possible.
- But both of us know that he's just said something spectacularly ungenerous about the victims' families.
- I feel I've been a little ungenerous to Johnson who bowled 20 overs for 55 and suffered badly from some over-imaginative field placings for which of course he himself may have asked.
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