In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(look/tone/letter) de disculpashe was very apologetic about having disturbed us — se deshizo en disculpas / pidió mil perdones por habernos molestado
- a very apologetic Edward arrived with a bunch of flowers — Edward, contrito / arrepentido, se presentó con un ramo de flores
- When Skye glared at him, he tried an apologetic smile.
- He is apologetic for his inability to produce snappy soundbites to sum up these feelings, but I'm glad: this is a heartfelt, uncontainable outburst.
- The shrug is hardly perceptible, the smile almost apologetic.
- Richard didn't look apologetic in the least. - Why are you so formal?
- Her somewhat apologetic stance is overridden by her clear sense of feeling justified in what she is doing.
- The letter is written in an apologetic tone, apparently because the return of the books is overdue.
- He gave her a smile that was almost apologetic, then he shrugged.
- We are not apologetic about her choice.
- An apologetic commuter-rail crew.
- She shoots me and my wife an apologetic look before smiling at the kids and closing the door.
- The typist smiles to himself as the story returns like an apologetic lover, penitent, regretful and contrite.
- Trying his best to be polite without having too say too much, Phillip pushed his way through the crowd, giving apologetic smiles to indignant ladies being pushed.
- ‘As much as I would love to, I have already made plans, sorry,’ I said, giving him an apologetic smile.
- Defending, the lawyer said his client was apologetic and very much regretted the incident.
- I also took this approach because I was not apologetic about my creative product.
- Diana huffed and I gave her an apologetic smile.
- He's immediately apologetic.
- For all the permutations that produced, the music seemed slightly apologetic.
- "Don't be apologetic, Trunk."
- Liz's face altered from smiling and cheerful to regretful and apologetic.
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