In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1consuelo masculineif it's any consolation to you — si te sirve de consuelo
- One of the consolations - for gardeners - of the long, wet, dark winter evenings is to sit in front of a roaring fire with seed catalogues and plant lists, and dream of how the garden will look in the summer.
- It is no consolation to those affected that this is part of a seemingly unstoppable process of change.
- One of the consolations I have is that we often see these people again, and other helping agencies provide them with assistance too.
- It has always been one of the greatest pleasures and greatest consolations of humankind, found in all civilisations.
- One of the consolations of getting older is that you become less interested in yourself.
- He is blind and in constant pain, his family's support his only consolation.
- He dares not date girls and the only consolation for his anxiety is to indulge in the world of porn.
- My only consolation is the pleasure I must have had killing her children in a former life.
- Their only consolation is the hope that the authorities would have informed them if there son were no longer alive.
- There is plenty of such colourful metaphor in this book - it is one of the consolations as one contemplates the astonishing greed, vanity, chutzpah and arrogance of the CEO.
- Simply put, his wild imagination and inexhaustible creative energy might have been the only consolations for a life that seemed destined for meek destitution from the start.
- The hardest news concerned life's two greatest consolations: dogs and liquor.
- His performance was one of the consolations of Ireland's mauling eight days ago and yesterday he accelerated the impression of an international career on the mend.
- The result was great consolation after a disappointing non-finish in the first race earlier in the day.
- Still, he's got a few consolations, including his diary, the keeping of which began as an order from his father.
- For this, they remain personal heroes of mine since a close and intimate relationship seems to be one of the chief consolations of growing older, and I worry I lack the requisite skills, or have become stuck in my ways.
- My only consolation is the hope that those truly evil men will burn for eternity in Hell.
- This fleshy digit is his security blanket, his best friend and sole consolation in an overly-critical world.
- The consolation for the visiting support, however, was that after half-an-hour their team had at last posed a threat to the home defence.
- One of the few consolations was that its demolition was a long drawn out process, hindered by the very high quality of the original construction (plenty of concrete).
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