In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person)sabiduría femeninoa person of great wisdom — una persona de gran sabiduría
- the boy shows great wisdom for his age — el chico es muy maduro para su edad
- in his wisdom, he refused to sign — muy prudentemente / sabiamente se negó a firmar
- the government, in their wisdom, had ignored these reports — el gobierno, en su infinita sabiduría, había hecho caso omiso de estos informes
- folk wisdom — sabiduría popular
- For all her power, he felt she lacked wisdom and judgement, and it was past time she learned her place.
- I feel like I'm at the stage of converting bitter experience into wisdom.
- And if you have any words of wisdom, or advice about how to make the coming ordeal any less painful, feel free to let me know.
- It was the voice of a male, speaking with wisdom behind the simple words.
- She still has powerful words of wisdom about the need to find peaceful means to resolve conflict.
- He thought you might have some pertinent words of wisdom that you could impart upon me to help me deal with my troubles.
- And a stoic is a person who combines the qualities of wisdom, upright dealing, and courage.
- Ideally, scholars grow in understanding and wisdom by gaining and sharing knowledge.
- As if our cheap words and wisdom could somehow rectify the suffering of this world!
- Just as he was about to deliver his words of wisdom, a team-mate chucked a bucket of water over his head.
- I tried to listen to his short but heartfelt words of wisdom, but nothing came from it.
- That way, new readers can enjoy some older posts, and older readers can get reacquainted with my words of wisdom.
- They must have a long line for my workshop waiting to hear me impart words of wisdom.
- Then we grow elderly, and we have the greater experience and wisdom of a lifetime with which to understand.
- So, do you have any word of wisdom, especially to any of the new first years out there?
- She was pretty sure that she was the one who gave him the words of wisdom that kept him going.
- I waited eagerly for words of wisdom from a man at the very pinnacle of his career, I thought he'd be sure to know what to put right.
- He is also an accomplished composer and well-used to dispensing words of wisdom.
- His knowledge, his passion and his wisdom from years of experience were invaluable to our program.
- The authors of these guides have years of inside knowledge, wisdom and practical experience to pass on to you.
2(of action, decision)I'd question the wisdom of that decision — no me parecería una decisión acertada / prudente
- they doubt the wisdom of changing the law — dudan que sea acertado reformar la ley
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