In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(barely perceptibly)(see/hear) apenas(sound/shine/speak) débilmente(smile/laugh) levemente(smile/laugh) ligeramentethe drink tasted faintly bitter — la bebida sabía ligeramente amarga
- it tasted faintly of aniseed — tenía un ligero sabor a anís
- Her face was turned down but he could faintly see the tears as they fell from her cheeks.
- In his mouth is firmly clamped a white, messy bundle, faintly streaked with red.
- I believe there were also a number of decorations on the strip which faintly resembled flowers and small animals.
- I can see Kirriemuir, barely two miles distant, only faintly through the rain.
- Christopher turned and looked at Max, smiling faintly.
- Ariel is faintly visible from the Earth through large ground-based telescopes.
- Finally, you settle onto a couch and smile faintly at a middle-aged woman who is reading a paperback on the loveseat nearby.
- His voice issued faintly from within.
- In the near darkness Jonathan was faintly aware of hazel eyes staring up at him.
- The skyline faintly reminded me of Chicago.
- He could hear them faintly, laughing, most probably at him.
- A black cloth was draped on the large cross above the organ in the center of the sanctuary, faintly illuminated.
- And then to the northwest, I hear a male owl faintly above the winds.
- Elisabeth looked at her brother, smiling faintly.
- Upon saying this, my figure that could vividly be seen in her black pupil began crumbling faintly.
- The air is chilly arid clean and smells faintly of cedar.
- I could faintly hear you from where I sat.
- The overexposed, blurry photos seem to faintly suggest the detailing is exquisite.
- All glasses on the bridges were turned on the Germans, now very faintly to be seen on the horizon.
- I could hear dishes clattering faintly in the distance.
2(slightly)(surprised/amused/interested) ligeramente(surprising/amusing) algoI felt faintly ridiculous — me sentía algo / un poco ridículo
- her face faintly resembles her grandfather's — de cara se parece un poco al abuelo
- Before then, there was something faintly disreputable about really big fortunes.
- Pineapples come to us all year but their juice, honeyed yet faintly tart, is more welcome under a grey January sky.
- I whispered, mortified and afraid, but also faintly confused.
- She sits across from me, looking directly at me, her faintly defiant stare a mild puzzle.
- Liz looks, well, faintly dumbstruck.
- I think it seems faintly silly.
- There was something faintly rebellious about being Irish in the past.
- Just weeks ago, I considered marriage education a faintly embarrassing process.
- As a result, the actors look flushed and faintly demonic throughout the picture.
- Nevertheless, there are a couple of faintly serious questions here.
- It is all tinkling guitars, simple percussion and lovely crystal clear vocals, delivered in a faintly Icelandic accent.
- The fruit is ripe when it is faintly but perceptibly squashy, especially at the stem end.
- Lizzy was faintly disappointed that William was leaving.
- It is expertly animated, well paced, and faintly terrifying.
- Its no longer even faintly pretty but has become a wrinkle of ugliness.
- It faintly annoyed Billy that the Trades Hall people did not treat him with more deference.
- Mitton suggested an advance, to which Hawking smiled and made a faintly disparaging reply.
- Zoo Tycoon was certainly fun and faintly educational, a good game for kids and adults alike.
- There is, however, something faintly sad about these recent paintings.
- They try to step into their old shoes and into their old clothes, and they look faintly ridiculous.
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