In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(way of feeling, thinking)actitud feminineI don't like your attitude — no me gusta tu actitud
- he takes a very different attitude — adopta una actitud muy distinta
- she takes the attitude that … — ella opina / piensa que …
- if you're going to take that attitude — si te vas a poner así
- fear is an attitude of mind — el miedo es una disposición de ánimo
- attitude to / toward sth/sb — actitud hacia algo/algn
- But there's something that's come to perplex me about his attitude to religious belief.
- It reminded me of how much we're complete opposites when it comes to our attitude to public transport.
- There's a different attitude to police over there.
- Unlike Bollywood actors, the Southern film stars have a different attitude to politics.
- Hobbs advises investors to assess their attitude to risk before plunging in.
- Before, it was just the cyclists with attitude.
- It demands a different attitude to our own interests.
- But the British attitude to the private provision of public services is more complex than this.
- It is possible to have a religious attitude to life without belief in supernatural beings and occurrences.
- Fittingly, one of the key differences between the politicians is their attitude to choice, and to how much of it we should be given.
- His attitude to school pretty much reflects his attitude to authority in general.
- Nowadays, we have a different attitude to animal shows.
- Our attitude to animals too often reflects our attitudes to our fellow citizens.
- A questioning attitude to the beliefs of yourself and others
- Where they did differ was in their attitude to Europe.
- Three plump blackbirds, made all the plumper by the cold-weather attitude of their feathers, sat in a ragged row.
- The place is now crawling with thick-necked men with attitude.
- A sensitive attitude to cultural differences is necessary if the alliance is to succeed.
- The positive attitude of library staff also helps users adjust to online library services.
- Plus, this healthy physical attitude of yours indicates deeper emotional well-being and stability.
- There also appears to be a different attitude to civilian casualties within today's uncertain administration.
- The survey includes several questions on our attitude to public spending.
- All of them obviously had a different attitude to life than their peers.
- Public opinion and the public attitude to war is often a key to whether there will be a war in the first place.
- His stocky body was set in an attitude of hopeless challenge.
- In the 1970's there was a different attitude to crime.
2.1formal (posture)pose femininepostura feminineto strike an attitude — adoptar una pose
2.2(in ballet)posición feminine
- The dancers could not be faulted for they rendered their attitudes, tours and pirouettes with steady, professional manner.
- The women hobble and stretch on point, doing something looking like an attitude, the knee isn't raised, but the leg stretches out from the knee.
2.3Aerospace Aviationposición feminine
- Although the pilot cannot deliberately overshoot the attitude limitation, the aircraft can.
- The helicopter settled onto the ground in a nose-low attitude.
- We use our view of the ground, the horizon and the sky to keep the airplane in the right attitude.
- He controls the spacecraft's attitude jets and thrusters, while the engineer keeps a lookout and pays attention to the timing.
- The aircraft then assumed a slightly nose-high attitude.
- It is important to fully understand the effect a liquid's movement can have on the attitude control of these spacecraft.
- I felt our aircraft attitude change as I watched the scope.
- The longer he's away from the flight instruments, the more extreme the unusual attitude.
3informal(uncooperative behavior)actitud hostil feminine
- This is a modern and rebellious hair cut with attitude.
- He arrived with attitude as well as ambition, but those who were offended at the time concede now that he has the game to go with it.
- Staff have an attitude and can't even raise a smile when you tip them!
- Here is an older woman with attitude but terrible gym shoes.
- He started working as a reporter, but relaunched himself in his twenties as a motoring writer with attitude.
- Sarah pointed at a nine-year-old girl with attitude and spunk.
- I was so glad to get your e-mail about librarians with attitude.
- This is not cuddly cashmere but knitwear with attitude.
- I dedicate my monthly links list to the memory of Pope John Paul II, a holy man with attitude.
- Also on the bill will be DJs with their own brand of dance music with attitude.
- What an inspired combination: Two of the most influential popular musicians of their generation plus a string quartet with attitude.
- No kitchen is complete without a knife set with attitude.
- I too would like a young blonde thing with attitude.
- She comes across as sweet and innocent and yet as a teen with attitude.
- The border crossing is marked, not with gates and flags, but with attitude.
- Perhaps I'm just unlucky in encountering those with attitude, or perhaps I just complain too much.
- Lucille makes it clear that they are looking for young dancers with attitude and ability.
- She crossed her arms with attitude and shifted her feet.
- Last season they arrived with attitude and generally did not treat us well, making fun of us even though they are not very good themselves.
- So, I thought, it's just a bar with attitude.
- She came to his studio with attitude, but cradled his face in her hands to kiss him before she left.
- Still, the influx of poor cousins with attitude might shake things up a bit in Brussels.
- Despite all that, it remains a strong exhibition of work with attitude.
- Her guitar work is raw and drips with attitude, while her singing bubbles with personality, passion and sensitivity.
- Clarence the Alsatian with attitude, lay in the small patch of afternoon sunlight that made it into his enclosure.
- A fashion designer with attitude, Arora thinks fashion should be unchained and without boundaries.
- His career began a downhill descent by showing up late for work, and when he did show, he arrived with a bad attitude.
- The band seemed to have all the right influences and a girl singer with attitude - a little slice of Islington cool.
- We also had the same waiter that we had last time… the cute one with attitude.
- Federal, as in their previous two games, played with attitude.
- It is acoustic music with attitude and virtuosity.
4informal(exaggerated self-confidence)actitud de gallito feminine informalpose chulesca feminine Spain informal
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