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(polish, refinement)finura femininerefinamiento masculine
- And, on what could have been a difficult night, the Bulls proved they have many lines of attack and that they have skill and finesse to add to their undoubted power.
- The Centurions continued to illustrate flair and finesse in attack,
- The actors assimilate the cringe-worthy lines with great skill and finesse, so that the audience laughs rather than groans.
- Georgi's brilliant interpretative finesse in skilful performance is a delight throughout.
- His skill and finesse in collecting and preparing specimens made this effort fruitful.
- I'm fairly convinced that the contests would show the strength, intelligence, artistry and finesse of the American game and players are superior.
- How about good, clean, hard-hitting hockey that displays skill, speed and finesse?
- Tony Jaa is an utterly brilliant fighter, whose resilience and finesse as a martial-arts master is put to the test in this funny and punch-packed feature.
- He didn't just dance, he danced with finesse and mastery.
- But the Bulldogs' goal-line defence was equally as impressive as their finishing finesse.
- The greatest of the salonnières governed their gatherings with remarkable skill and finesse, not only pleasing the participants but stimulating the emergence of new ideas.
- There is an inherently satisfying quality to sharing the gratification of skill, finesse and excitement with a substantial number of individuals.
- It is a game of skill, finesse and intelligence.
- What is unique to the art is that one did not use brute strength to overpower an opponent, but rather skill, finesse and flexibility.
- The firm was successful but better known for engineering expertise than design finesse.
- The winners are determined through skill, tactics and finesse.
- She knew it was too heavy to swing with any great skill or finesse, but holding it ready brought her a greater sense of comfort.
- She performs the hoopla-hoop on freezing ice with dexterity and finesse and is unarguably one of the greatest performers in her chosen field.
- Those harsh wartime experiences deeply affected her playing - reviewers noted it had lost its polish and finesse - and she resolved to regain it.
- Lambie had moulded a side of experience and finesse and they were far more impressive than in recent weeks.
- The elegance of the juxtapositions, presented with utmost tact and finesse, allowed associations to seep into our minds almost unbidden.
- Although he had irked her so, she had to admit he handled her with such finesse that aroused her admiration.
- My father carries on talking in this gentle voice, and with the wisdom of hindsight, I can see now that he has prepared for this carefully, and is handling the situation with great finesse and delicacy.
- The situation will call for the exercise of an exceptional degree of diplomatic finesse.
- Obviously the clan is upset, and again, if you ask me, I think it's being handled with a certain lack of finesse.
- Russian nationalism had grown in the 1930s, but had been handled with some finesse.
- That's the kind of remark that requires finesse, and only someone like Sy could have pulled it off without getting physically hurt.
- Kumar's diplomatic finesse wins him high marks from the board.
- If this team had shown even a tiny bit of real diplomatic and tactical finesse during the last three years I might think that's what they were doing.
- She showed finesse and rosy-faced sophistication.
- And I learnt from my Parsi connections through marriage that death and sorrow can be handled with so much finesse, so much dignity.
- When it took control, it promised a global stewardship purring with gravity, finesse and farsightedness.
- Unfortunately, this message is delivered with such a lack of finesse and tact that it feels like the proverbial sledgehammer is trying to pound the message into the audience.
- Winning and keeping control of an empire here would require finesse and tact, brutality and astuteness.
- Handle issues with finesse, and you and the crew could come out closer.
2USSportto put finesse on the ball — darle a la pelota con suavidad
3(in bridge)impasse masculine
- To do its job, a test needs to be absolutely fair and rigorous, incapable of being finessed, and externally moderated.
- Advocates were either unaware of the magnitude of possible complications or had their perception thereof narrowed and/or finessed by ideologically driven a priori beliefs, and so on.
- It would be unwise for West to lead from either of his 3x suits (not knowing that partner has the aces), and West hopes to take a finesse in cups later.
1she finessed her way to a seat on the board — se las ingenió para lograr un puesto en la junta
- The plain fact is that he should have gone to Shanghai personally to finesse the deal with the car makers.
- Only a few top players are able to finesse a victory in such a situation.
- Fob him off with a decent second-string role and he'll play it like a maestro, often finessing the film out from under its star.
- It takes a measure of artistic fortitude to lovingly depict the ordinary, and ample skill to finesse it into quietly seductive works of art.
- He's a bedroom wizard, finessing the ragged street sounds of garage and hip hop into sleek, clipped cyber-beats; employing everything from maracas to car alarms in his percussive quest.
- He took one simple plot and finessed it in very different ways within the chapters and, particularly, between the two halves.
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