In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(relationship)flirt masculinedevaneo masculineligue masculine Spain informalafter a brief flirtation with politics, she … — tras un breve coqueteo / devaneo con la política, …
- Eventually, Paul and the nanny begin a flirtation that evolves into an affair.
- At sixteen, Gwenifer was worldly and knowledgeable about all things, especially flirtations and relationships between men and women.
- Women and men everywhere have been writing to me about their infidelities, about all kinds of affairs - emotional affairs, physical affairs, flirtations, etc.
- Anna was in a very good mood and, when I questioned her on it, she told me that she had met Martin, a graduate student whom she had previously met and had a brief innocent flirtation with while she was seeing Bill.
- But these flirtations are removed from actual on-going working relationships.
- A friendship later became a stormy relationship that has survived several breakups, flirtations with other partners and even the occasional fistfight.
- The friend says, ‘I kind of felt that they just wanted not to hear more about Arnold and his women or his flirtations.’
- Set in a bar, this is a series of flirtations, tiffs, relationships that make out or don't, full of vigorous, jazzy, skittish dances - though there are sags in interest.
- In a story like way, these paintings display the process of love, ‘that moves from initial flirtations, to the ecstasies of physical love consummation, then to the anxieties of jealousy and rejection’.
- Much Ado About Nothing portrays the return from war of Don Pedro and his men and the subsequent courtships, flirtations, practical joking and witty conversations.
- This sex-free, friendship marriage will solve all of her problems and give Patrick somewhere safe to go back to after his flirtations and affairs.
- Passions for golf, parties and flirtations are all he willingly owns up to.
- Beneath the colonnade, although urged on by a small band of string-players, the debonair couples are too involved in their flirtations and gossip to join the leaders of the dance.
- How many drunken flirtations have you had with complete strangers that you normally would be too nervous/discerning to approach when sober?
- It has the world's most famous beaches, the world's most desirable bodies, and inspires the world's most outrageous flirtations.
- There were skirmishes, flirtations and drunken fumblings all the way up the east coast, but never the right person or the right time.
- It enables virtual flirtations, seductions, affairs - without the responsibilities that attend their actual physical realisation.
- What we essentially get, therefore, is a compendium of snapshots; domestic frustrations, meaningful glances, subtle slights, and not-so-subtle flirtations.
- In the cafe in Vienna, the women reminisce about their flirtations with the men's swimming and water polo teams also making the trip.
- For a long time, what does happen seems almost aimless: scenic walks, music, casual flirtations.
2(coquetry)flirteo masculinecoqueteo masculine
- Some of us have become so worried about causing offence or sending the wrong signals that we are in danger of losing our natural talent for playful, harmless flirtation.
- Delphine has been married, has been through the mill of coy flirtation and courtship, spectacular marriage, adultery, and now is really keen on seeing to it that others learn from her experiences.
- I spot him near a door to what looks like the kitchen, chatting with a woman somewhere near my age who laughs at something he's said and gives him a playful thwack on the arm that has flirtation written all over it.
- The interaction is just superb, there's a touch of flirtation in it that's beautifully handled, and they're so alike.
- Much Ado About Nothing looks at courtship, flirtation, practical joking and deceptions in the setting of a leisurely country house party.
- Teasing and light flirtation played a large role in their friendship, but neither wanted anything beyond that.
- The novel is Barnes's first foray into the genre after a long flirtation with flash fiction and the longer short story.
- And I was half-considering-maybe-but-let's-face-it-no-way-on-Earth talking to her and trying to get some kind of flirtation going.
- He turned out to be a film producer in town to promote his new movie and we had the most wonderful conversation about its prospects and the ups and downs of the creative life. Had I been younger, flirtation might have been on the menu.
- Out loud, she tried for lighthearted flirtation.
- She's already been submitted to Teddy's playful flirtation.
- There is always a flirtation, a real sexual current.
- The gesture was playful enough to be part of the throw-away flirtation that was Jerry's stock and trade.
- Capricorns have little instinctive knowledge of how to play the dating game and are too earnest with their emotions to respond to light-hearted flirtation with carefree abandon.
- Although they appeared to be hamming it up for the camera, there was definitely a frisson of flirtation.
- Honest, open communication about flirtation, sexuality and attraction are in my eyes key to a healthy relationship.
- The playful flirtation vanished from the dark woman's face in a flash and she straightened suddenly, firing a steel - cold glance my way.
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