In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to coax sb/sth into-ing
- I coaxed the child into going to bed — convencí al niño para que se acostara
- I coaxed the engine into starting/the animal into the cage — con paciencia logré que el motor arrancara/que el animal se metiera en la jaula
- to coax sb to + inf
- she coaxed them to eat — con paciencia intentó que comieran
- to coax sth from / out of sb — sonsacarle algo a algn
- I managed to coax an answer/the information out of her — logré sonsacarle una respuesta/la información
- a coaxing voice/smile — una voz/sonrisa persuasiva
- She warns them that she doesn't want to wear the cloak but they insist and her mother coaxes her to go along with their request.
- I tried to coax him down but I could see he was terrified.
- The actors were somehow coaxed into performances that matched their gigantic surroundings.
- It was his father who saw his potential and started cajoling and coaxing him into playing.
- They're yachts, mainly, and very beautiful, and it wasn't long before my wife was coaxed into taking lessons.
- This year I was coaxed into starting my holiday baking early.
- The negotiators talked to him and managed to coax him out.
- He was coaxed into a reading and soon found himself studying with an acting coach, having his long hair cut to marine length for the part.
- He waved at me as if he knew me already and coaxed me to come over and talk to him for while.
- I coax him to the table by setting out an open beer.
- I smiled and walked faster, coaxing him to walk faster too.
- I had to go down and personally coax him out of the car so that we could get him back here.
- We weren't exactly abducted either, we were coaxed into coming into their house.
- He kept on trying to coax her to walk into the water, but she adamantly shook her head.
- Maybe he too had regrets, perhaps he wished he'd talked to him more often, coaxed him to spill out his memories and secrets.
- Her natural buoyancy eventually coaxed us into conversation, and saved the day.
- Once he was finally coaxed into a room with some of the city's finest musicians last year, he was hooked.
- You might see a fairly significant change if you could coax him into going for a 30 minute walk most days of the week.
- After the fighting ended, he hid in the jungle for two years before he was coaxed into surrendering.
- The pang in my belly coaxed me inside to see what their table had to offer.
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