In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(moderately)(old/large/small) bastanteI'm fairly sure — estoy casi segura
- The trouble is, when I get in a mood like that, I can be quite destructive and fairly unpleasant to be around.
- I am fairly difficult to get along with apparently and we haven't talked in a number of years.
- There was nothing to this and by the time I'd gone a block, I was fairly speeding along.
- They have a good reputation locally, and the chap says that they get asked to do this sort of thing fairly frequently.
- One of the problems I find when listening to commercial radio is the constant repetition of fairly long adverts.
- It's still fairly big and quite bulky but we're gradually getting there.
- Saturday I was on call and spent a fairly long time sorting the ward out at the hospital.
- It fell to her mid thigh, making it a fairly long skirt in comparison to most she owned.
- The young woman paced along fairly quickly, her handbag swinging back and forth and her nose held high in the air.
- Most of our fine police officers have a fairly large degree of discretion to use.
- If there was a slip it was simply a slip, but the reasons are fairly obvious.
- I've been through a phase of having a fair amount of capital and I was fairly miserable to be honest.
- It was a pretty animal, fairly large and muscular for a cat with a silky, dark blue-black coat and violet eyes.
- It was cooked up with egg, bits of barbecue pork and shrimp, for a fairly satisfying result.
- I've done some fairly harsh probing on this subject and, to be honest, it turns out to be a really good deal.
- The demo came out really well; recorded fairly quickly, pretty much live and without too much fuss.
- You would be fairly surprised at some of the people who smoke cannabis.
- So in each case, it tends to be fairly extreme behaviour that's likely to give rise to liability.
- Many are nursing painful losses and are likely to give a fairly rude response when asked to support the next foreign Aim float.
- But it ought to come with a word of warning for drivers: it is fairly alcoholic.
- But fairly few people have studied the media even in the moderate depth that I have done.
- In the history of empire and colonialism, the voices raised in dissent are fairly few actually.
- Companies have ingrained practices and fairly frozen allocations of marketing funds.
- We're fairly surprised that Whitney and Bobby are now officially the tackiest couple of the year.
- After what happened last time, I was fairly surprised that he stopped at all.
- You could imagine that Lynn was fairly surprised when she saw who she had been sat next to.
- Uh Huh Her was written and recorded entirely in her Dorset home, and is a fairly extreme reaction to her previous work.
- Regi Claire hasn't set out to write an erotic novel, though The Beauty Room fairly hums with sexual tension.
- After all, not wearing any clothes at all is fairly hazardous, especially if the sun is making you a little delirious.
- True insomnia, the inability to get to sleep or maintain sleep is actually fairly rare.
- I'm fairly surprised at the technician who presents herself to my office.
- Iranians come from a fairly different culture in regard to the interaction between women and men.
- Between these two extremes the mountains are fairly barren with only little pockets of fertile soil.
- So I think it was a fairly brave an courageous artwork to commemorate a brave and courageous event.
- I have any number of fairly prurient interests, among them, a penchant for gossip columns.
- We were all fairly surprised to find ourselves barely able to walk straight when we finally did get up.
2(justly, honestly)(play) limpio(assess/judge) con imparcialidad(divide) equitativamente(obtain) limpiamente(obtain) en buena lid(obtain) en buena leythe judge dealt fairly with him — el juez lo trató con justicia
- fairly and squarely — de lleno
- she put the blame fairly and squarely on her husband — le echó abiertamente la culpa al marido
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