In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shy) tímido(evasive) evasivoa coy little smile — una sonrisita tímida y coqueta
- let's not be coy about it — no nos andemos con remilgos
- But she's coy about revealing how many, with what qualifications, or where they are based.
- We've flirted at balls, and she was as coy as a twenty-four year-old!
- She gave him a coy glance and leaned over to whisper into his ear.
- In fact, the White House has been coy about the ‘reduction’ of nuclear weapons contemplated under NPR.
- His second memoir can thus be read as a rather coy critique of his first.
- Adrian Eastwood is a little coy about the idea that bookies know better than polls or punters.
- This was no time to be coy about asking for money.
- Others have been far less coy on the subject of drug use.
- She smiled at Rochelle and nodded with a coy smile playing on her lips.
- "Because it's, um, embarrassing, " I said, trying to act so coy.
- Gem returned the stare, a coy smile creeping its way onto her countenance.
- True, she's as coy and feminine as she wants to be.
- She is coy about how much is in the coffers, but says ACT is aiming to match what it spent in 2002.
- Everyone else acts coy, stupid, and young throughout the rest of episode.
- They should also know what symptoms to look out for and not be coy about seeking medical attention.
- "He seemed a bit coy and shy about it and he didn't even want any thanks.
- "Don't play coy with me, " she said with a laugh.
- Not surprisingly, the phone network companies are a little coy about admitting they have this ability.
- Nor was the administration coy about its reasons.
- One reporter decided to be less coy and actually used the word ' groin ' in his copy!
- For a women who takes her clothes off for a living, Ms Deneuve is a bit coy.
- He wasn't so coy that he didn't realize he was a star.
- The former Boro player himself remains coy on the subject but, tellingly, does not rule it out.
- The JVP leadership has been remarkably coy about providing an answer.
- The company pleads competitive sensitivity for being so coy on this.
- She is suddenly coy and protective of her creativity.
- Aurora had stated gently, giving him a coy side glance without realizing it.
- Clifford is coy about this, ‘No, I think I've got my work cut out here quite frankly.’
- But even those who decide to play coy won't have long to wait.
- There are plenty of hoots and whistles, derision for the woman's coy smile and smeared-on lipstick.
- You're being much too coy with power - it's like you're playing hard to get or something.
- She's coy enough to curdle butter, looking up at him from under her lashes.
- Wilder remained coy about his own political beliefs, at least publicly.
- As a writer she is coy about her influences, although she will admit to admiring Jilly Cooper.
- Her smile was coy, and she playfully tilted her head, an inquisitive glimmer in her eyes.
- A coy smile slipped onto his face, and he cocked his head slightly.
- I saw the girls giggle as they passed, flicking coy glances at me.
- Yet he proves coy about his contract intentions.
- In fact, the film is remarkably coy about sex in general.
- Woods is coy about how he feels about Garcia's progress.
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