In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(satisfy)(hunger/thirst/desire) saciar literary
- Yes, and he assuaged whatever thirst he had with, I suppose, the soft drink or the orange juice.
- English readers in Israel do not seem to need speakers for their cause, and prefer their country of origin when it comes to literature, assuaging their cultural hunger with imported books.
- He speedily succors us with the aid of consolation, assuages the rising pangs of temptations, and calms with inward peace the emotions of the thoughts which rise up against Him.
- But the second desire was not so easily assuaged.
- I myself incline to the minority view that science alone cannot assuage our craving for human contact.
- And that is a hunger that can probably never be assuaged.
- A mythology of looming threats has created an insatiable appetite for security, which then has to be assuaged through totemic gestures.
- What poor hosts we have become if we do not offer to assuage her hunger, for surely she must be famished by now.
- Once the most serious hunger pangs were assuaged, Nicholas remembered his manners and his curiosity.
- Each mouthful is so poignant, however, that our appetite, if not assuaged, is at least abashed.
- For him, people existed only for one purpose: to assuage his unquenchable thirst for self-validation and control.
- They may have over-eaten, in their desperation to assuage their hunger, or drunk themselves silly.
- How else is he supposed to assuage England's desperate hunger for success if he cannot even get players together for a few days?
- I have always devoted a great deal of energy to assuaging their curiosity and I'm a firm believer in leading them to understanding through a process of question and answer.
- With my hunger assuaged, the afternoon is a heavy time. I turn up the volume on the radio, walk around the store, try to keep myself awake.
- The point is, hunger and the desire to assuage it had little, if anything, to do with honoring or dishonoring God on the Sabbath.
- And in addressing that, the hunger is assuaged.
- The meal would have been stolen immediately had not the dogs' hunger been assuaged.
- Our hunger was rapidly assuaged, and by the time we pushed our plates away, we were both full.
- Hunger was easily assuaged by chips, but after a while, I developed a taste for more illicit pleasures.
2(ease)(grief/loneliness/pain) aliviar(loneliness/grief/pain) mitigar
- Politicians sought to assuage those feelings with a range of new anti-crime measures.
- I expect this was a conscious tactic for assuaging a common anxiety, and it did make it easier to ignore that difference between us.
- Far from assuaging popular anxieties provoked by the earlier cases, each successive public confession or apology by a senior medical figure has the effect of widening and deepening morbid suspicions.
- It merely earned him some much-needed Brownie points and assuaged the general grief and shock of a nation, understandably numbed by the slaughter of innocent children.
- To an extent, helping others assuaged the pain each woman felt.
- But recent happenings assuaged most feelings of guilt.
- It helps exonerate us, assuages our panic and provides a focus for our disdain and hate.
- It seems as though dance helped to assuage the feelings of loss associated with leaving Ireland.
- Perhaps, he is seeking revenge, or perhaps, he is simply looking to assuage the pain.
- However, my task is to pursue the best interests of the child and not assuage parental feelings.
- The subsequent amendments were being proposed to assuage the feelings of industry.
- Anyway, I'll assuage my frustration by posting my comment here.
- Looking at my field guide did not assuage my fears.
- I am having trouble structuring an argument which assuages my children's disappointment on this one.
- For some reason it's comforting to be able to really dislike him; it assuages the guilty feelings our envy produces.
- This is because one of the purposes of the criminal law is to assuage the feelings of the victims and their friends and relations.
- Such videos are very popular as they help assuage the guilt feelings of parents over their failure to control the TV in the first place.
- As part of the shift to unadorned capitalist relations, efforts appear to be underway to revive various forms of religion to help assuage social discontent.
- Nothing would assuage the pain of her deprivation.
- Trying to assuage the ruffled feelings of the masses by conducting such events in situations of necessity may be fine.
3(calm)(anxiety) calmar(fear) disipar
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