In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1they're very chummy — son muy patas Peru informal
- a chummy atmosphere — un ambiente de camaradería
- don't get too chummy with your students — no les des demasiada confianza a tus alumnos
- As chatty and chummy as one of his famous monologues, the book celebrates an unusually charmed life in a profession more noted for its high incidence of ego and angst, burnout and heartache.
- Once we get chummy and familiar, we sometimes cease to ask the right questions that would identify new concerns, new objectives, new opportunities.
- From the outside, it seems a rootless, ephemeral sort of existence, evocative of the chummy, locker-room familiarity that was a hangover from playing days.
- But behind the outwardly chummy relations between the two countries, it has been business as usual for Russian agents, who have continued to spy on their former Cold War foes.
- Although I complied, I wasn't ready to be chummy with the officers.
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