In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(envy)envidiarI don't begrudge you your success — no te envidio el éxito que tienes
- There can be few who begrudged her the personal happiness she seems to have obtained following her marriage to Commander, now Commodore, Laurence.
- After all, in the great scheme of things, few rational people are going to begrudge someone with a handicap a nice space near the door to the supermarket.
- I don't begrudge people their private jets and grated truffles, nor anything which I can actually picture in my mind.
- But who would begrudge her some happiness in her twilight years?
- But few who applaud true sportsmanship would begrudge this genial chap every prize available.
- But I've been very patient - I love music, and I don't want to begrudge someone the chance to practice on their chosen instrument.
- I can't begrudge him the trip - I know I would love to get the chance to live and work in a new country for a few months every now and then.
- So when he retired from the Post Office two years ago at the age of 52, no one would have begrudged him an early rest.
- I don't begrudge anybody a right to a square meal and some help.
- Instead of begrudging us our success, they should be learning from us.
- It is his business to spend his money and people should not begrudge him his success.
- Few would begrudge Kevin the success he now enjoys, particularly since he has played his fair share of less glamorous gigs.
- That does not mean I begrudge the people their freedom.
- Does he really think people would begrudge him happiness (if a rather haunted one)?
- I'm always conscious that some people will begrudge me this carefree lifestyle because I am on a sole parent's pension.
- Personally I can't begrudge the players high wages because if they didn't get the money it would only go to less deserving people.
- Despite the forced change to his hunting habits, Bill doesn't begrudge the summer people their little bits of Nova Scotian paradise.
- Look, no one begrudges you your right to write books, peddle gossip or make money, which given the way your boss treats you, is understandable.
- I don't begrudge these people their right to work, and they have to work really hard.
- People don't begrudge Jerry Seinfeld or Michael Jordan their millions.
2(resent)to begrudge -ing
- I really begrudge paying so much for a meal like that — la verdad es que me da rabia / me duele pagar tanto por una comida así
- I begrudge every penny of taxpayers' cash going to athletes while people are forced to wait for hip operations or cancer treatment.
- I for one would certainly not begrudge a few pence more on the price of an abbot (over the costing for a spitfire).
- Not that I begrudge a penny of the money that this Country has spent on helping these people, not a bit of it.
- I don't begrudge a penny of what he is earning from his new contract and I am sure George feels exactly the same way.
- True, residential care does not come cheaply, but having seen how well my mother was treated, I do not begrudge one penny.
- I spend a lot of money on them; I don't begrudge a penny of it.
- Make this a room that the whole family wants to be in, preferably all at once, and you'll not begrudge a penny of the thousands it'll cost you.
- And every single one of you is begrudging the time, money and effort involved.
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