In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Mary, who had always been a little coquette and didn't change her ways despite the fact that she was to be married, talked gaily with all the earnest men surrounding her, although they'd been warned against pursuing anything.
- The coquette Lady Betty Modish is led to accept the suit of the honourable Lord Morelove (contrasted with the boastful and immoral Lord Foppington) by a plot to excite her jealousy, followed by reproaches from Sir Charles.
- And she's one of the biggest coquettes in town.
- The poor man, caught senseless by the little coquette, dropped his mallet and his cheeks began to redden with embarrassment.
- On the contrary, our current courting practices - if they can be called that - yield an increasing number of those aging coquettes, as well as scores of unsettled bachelors.
- She, too, delivers a dual personality: the innocent young college girl Doc feels obligated to protect; and the little coquette, taunting Turk with promises she has no intention of fulfilling.
- Of course, the nurses I worked with were not exactly coquettes sending out pheromones of enticement.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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