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
- 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.
- A mythology of looming threats has created an insatiable appetite for security, which then has to be assuaged through totemic gestures.
- Hunger was easily assuaged by chips, but after a while, I developed a taste for more illicit pleasures.
- 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.
- Each mouthful is so poignant, however, that our appetite, if not assuaged, is at least abashed.
- But the second desire was not so easily assuaged.
- For him, people existed only for one purpose: to assuage his unquenchable thirst for self-validation and control.
- 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.
- And in addressing that, the hunger is assuaged.
- What poor hosts we have become if we do not offer to assuage her hunger, for surely she must be famished by now.
- The meal would have been stolen immediately had not the dogs' hunger been assuaged.
- Yes, and he assuaged whatever thirst he had with, I suppose, the soft drink or the orange juice.
- Our hunger was rapidly assuaged, and by the time we pushed our plates away, we were both full.
- The point is, hunger and the desire to assuage it had little, if anything, to do with honoring or dishonoring God on the Sabbath.
- 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.
- How else is he supposed to assuage England's desperate hunger for success if he cannot even get players together for a few days?
- They may have over-eaten, in their desperation to assuage their hunger, or drunk themselves silly.
- Once the most serious hunger pangs were assuaged, Nicholas remembered his manners and his curiosity.
- 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.
2(ease)(grief/loneliness/pain) aliviar(loneliness/grief/pain) mitigar
- Nothing would assuage the pain of her deprivation.
- It seems as though dance helped to assuage the feelings of loss associated with leaving Ireland.
- Anyway, I'll assuage my frustration by posting my comment here.
- I expect this was a conscious tactic for assuaging a common anxiety, and it did make it easier to ignore that difference between us.
- 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.
- For some reason it's comforting to be able to really dislike him; it assuages the guilty feelings our envy produces.
- However, my task is to pursue the best interests of the child and not assuage parental feelings.
- It helps exonerate us, assuages our panic and provides a focus for our disdain and hate.
- The subsequent amendments were being proposed to assuage the feelings of industry.
- But recent happenings assuaged most feelings of guilt.
- 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.
- Perhaps, he is seeking revenge, or perhaps, he is simply looking to assuage the pain.
- 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.
- Trying to assuage the ruffled feelings of the masses by conducting such events in situations of necessity may be fine.
- 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.
- This is because one of the purposes of the criminal law is to assuage the feelings of the victims and their friends and relations.
- I am having trouble structuring an argument which assuages my children's disappointment on this one.
- To an extent, helping others assuaged the pain each woman felt.
- Looking at my field guide did not assuage my fears.
- Politicians sought to assuage those feelings with a range of new anti-crime measures.
3(calm)(anxiety) calmar(fear) disipar
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