In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(smile/tone) condescendientehe's very condescending — tiene una actitud muy condescendiente
- to be condescending to / toward(s) sb — tratar a algn con condescendencia
- I kept expecting him to talk with a snotty, British accent and be very condescending to people.
- To be sure, the condescending attitude of the promoters of the project was no help to their cause.
- Our schools are only just recovering from the condescending attitude that we ought to expect worse standards from the poor.
- Most essays include the condescending attitudes of a society that views them as dirty, stupid, invisible or sexually available.
- Even when youth activism is accepted it is usually in a condescending or patronizing manner when older and more experienced organizers run and co-opt youth efforts.
- Traders at Thursday's meeting were infuriated by what they described as the condescending attitude of the council's deputy leader and its director of planning.
- I had been avoiding calls from her lately because she always seemed to have this condescending attitude toward the way that I'd been changing.
- Miller, a middle-aged man with gray blonde hair and a compassionate face, didn't appreciate the condescending attitude of this upstart kid!
- It turns out that nearly everyone, Japanese or otherwise, is a philistine in the condescending and rather snobbish world view of the film.
- He evaluates the host culture from his own perspective and approaches it with a condescending or even contemptuous attitude.
- I still find their attitude to us condescending and disgraceful.
- Some faculty members seem to express a condescending, at times almost disdainful, attitude.
- And therefore, one has either to ditch the condescending attitude to the electorate, or the social democracy.
- Even the Indians, towards whom some of my fellow countrymen have a condescending attitude, made strenuous efforts to revive the long-dead language of Sanskrit.
- But nothing could be more patronising and condescending than his own view that being a farm labourer is an inadequate occupation.
- One deals with the devastation to individuals and families; the other with the condescending attitude Western nations have towards developing ones.
- Often times, I believe that these condescending attitudes are at least partly due to misconceptions about Christianity.
- At a makeshift relief camp in Nagappattinam, India, refugees complained about what they view as the condescending attitude of relief workers.
- And if that weren't bad enough, a picture intended to make Stern's condescending message unmistakably clear accompanies the article.
- It was because that group poses a threat to the Maori vote that is now currently held by a Government that treats that vote in a condescending, patronising manner.
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