In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1afectación feminineher accent is just an affectation — su acento es pura afectación
- she is completely without affectation — no es nada afectada
- But showing off is one thing, and vanity is another, and envy is a third, and affectation is something else.
- Names drop from her lips without a hint of affectation.
- Not every American politician could manage this, without affectation.
- Each of the performers is distinctive because of his or her unique appearance or affectation.
- Call it affectation if you will, it's still particularly well done.
- They had, for whatever did not form part of their group, no affectation of contempt; their genuine contempt was sufficient.
- Surely even most conservatives cringe when they see this type of ridiculous affectation.
- Ri smiled and decided to drop her officious speech affectation.
- Donald's love of sport was not some kind of affectation designed to bring him street credibility in constituency walkabouts.
- Perhaps this second variety is not style at all, but affectation.
- He doesn't use correct punctuation, and I think it may be more affectation than lack of education.
- He plays the guitar in an Irish band (it isn't a politician's affectation: they've been going for 20 years).
- This hint at rags is a fashion, or affectation, that I find offensive.
- ‘This is perhaps the creator's message,’ continued my vegetarian friend with the pious affectation.
- His work was lucid, direct, perceptive and totally without affectation.
- In a lesser artist and person, we might have suspected mere affectation, or an attempt at playing the reluctant genius.
- First names are not used, a classic public school affectation.
- With flamboyance and little affectation, she explained the functions and advantages of optical fibre communication.
- Despite what many of your comrades believe, showering is not just a middle class affectation.
- But these techniques are not stylish affectation.
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