In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be averse to sth — ser reacio a algo
- I'm not averse to the idea of … — no me disgusta la idea de …
- would you be averse to answering a few questions? — ¿tendría inconveniente en contestar unas preguntas?
- she's very averse to criticism — detesta que la critiquen
- I'm not averse to the occasional cigar — me gusta fumarme un puro de vez en cuando
- He was averse to the consumerist craze of the middle class, which has led to the bankruptcy of capitalist mores.
- Besides, this thinking goes, families tend to be overprotective, risk averse and are to be mistrusted.
- He was a man known to be extremely controlling and averse to intrusions.
- Come winter though, wombats are not averse to a little basking in the sun.
- Definitely not a stock for the risk averse, Amvescap is one of the most attractive in the British market.
- Even now he is flooded with offers, still he has resolved to keep off since he is averse to writing songs for set tunes.
- Even so, I wouldn't be averse to a little greying at the sides, giving me a certain distinguished appearance.
- As a seriously risk averse individual you should start with mutual funds.
- Some will be risk averse, others close to retirement and unwilling to jeopardise their futures.
- I am a recent alumna of the University of Waterloo and do not consider myself in any way averse to liberal writing.
- Strong and aggressive, he is not averse to a bit of shirt pulling and uses his arms effectively to hold off defenders.
- Gradually, then, no one who is averse to the teacher union message is going to choose to become a teacher.
- I also stand to see the value of my property increase, which I'm not averse to.
- She does seem like the type who could think up such a thing and I'm sure a publisher wouldn't be averse to the idea.
- Fortunately for us, our kidnappers are not averse to a bit of bargaining.
- Now some of you may know that if an opportunity arises of a little fun with a person of the opposite sex I'm not averse, rare as it is.
- They are not suitable for risk averse investors on any grounds.
- The steam-baked ada can satisfy those who are averse to sugar and oily items.
- I've noticed I'm becoming more and more averse to what I call overt luxury.
- But as investors in such firms have learnt this year, the sector is not as risk averse as had been widely perceived.
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