In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fond of sb/sth/-ing
- she's very fond of Sue — le tiene mucho cariño a Sue
- he was fond of chocolate — le gustaba el chocolate
- he's a bit too fond of criticizing other people — es demasiado aficionado a criticar a los demás
- to grow fond of sb — tomarle cariño a algn
- I also became rather fond of a very saucy mouse in my office.
- And this presents on screen the kind of duality of which Brecht was so fond on the stage.
- Nevertheless, as leading economists are fond of pointing out, the dollar remains king.
- I've never been particularly fond of the gender politics in his work.
- Blakiston wrote short stories, of which for a time I was very fond.
- We seem overly fond of " Zen " imagery these days.
- When tipsy or sober, the painter and Jew was mild, charming and fond of quoting Dante.
- He is fond of the occasional drink and is considered to be good company.
- Somehow, I didn't think Noriko would be particularly fond of either idea.
- As they are fond of pointing out here, don't run from hurricanes; they drink hurricanes.
- But over the years as he matured, she grew quite fond of him.
- Maybe they're guilty of collective naivete, but I've grown fond of American optimism.
- Moreover, Shyamalan seems to be too fond of withholding information from the audience.
- Pundits and politicians are fond of referring to the campaign as a conversation between the candidates and the public.
- The dead, as he is very fond of saying, don't care.
- And a few pages later, he offers one of those partial explanations of which historians are so fond.
- She was quick to notice that one of Bingley's sisters seemed quite fond of Mr. Darcy.
- She had grown rather fond of the European drink and found it to be relaxing to sit and sip.
- He was becoming too fond of her nickname; they weren't that friendly, yet.
- Some writers' memoirs make you so fond of them that you wish you knew them personally.
2.1(loving)(look/gesture) cariñosothey were locked in a fond embrace — estaban tiernamente abrazados
- with fondest regards — con mi más sincero afecto
- All of those fond recollections makes it so nice to go back there year after year.
- Oddly, this fond remembrance didn't seem to put Pietro at ease.
- Two weeks ago, his fondest wish was to die and be with her again.
- Does this illustrate the concept of " absence makes the heart grow fonder"?
- When covering Glenn's early years, it reads like a mother's fond remembrances.
- Pupils at a Keighley school bid a fond farewell to two of its pupils.
- Do you have any especially fond memories of those times that you might share?
- She laughed and Eddie chuckled at her fond recollections of her mischievous nephew.
- I guess I knew then that those fond days of carefree friendship would never return.
- This was all of course when I was the better part of twelve, and it is something I can look back on now with fond amusement.
- Having invested our fondest hopes in that remote goal, we risked a wounding disillusionment.
- Believe it or don't, but Levine seems to have some pretty fond memories from his visits.
- Now, Layla's fondest wish is to work with Sora again.
- If you expect a moment of regret and fond reminiscence you're very much mistaken.
- He served from 1929 to 1955, leaving behind a legacy of material treasures as well as fond memories.
- Other friends are enlisted to pen fond reminiscences.
- He was held in fond regard by all of them and will be sadly missed.
- The danger with such a collection is that it can degenerate into an overly nostalgic, overly fond remembrance.
- He has few fond recollections of his six weeks in a German jail cell.
2.2(indulgent)(husband/parent) demasiado complaciente
2.3(delusive, vain)(hope/illusion) vano
- Zeno's sins are real enough: it is his innocence that he invents, his innocence that is his fond fantasy.
- Riding on his dream vehicle for nearly 25 years now, this man has no fond fancies for fast cars.
- When the evidence came to the select committee, he found that it did not sustain his fond beliefs.
- This has always struck me as a fond illusion, but let's go with it for a while.
- We will get along much more cosily if Caroline and not Katherine reads the fond hopes and wishes of her most humble servant.
- Even in defeat, he sees success and vows to contest again with the fond hope that he will emerge a victor one day.
- That fond hope never materialised and there was no reason to suppose it would.
- In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.
- The hope of youth's but a fond dream, and suits only lighter souls than mine.
- The list of such fond dicta could be extended indefinitely.
- Mr Longestaffe's fond hope was that the whole £50,000 should be applied to Caversham's debt.
- Our age is more dominated by scientific theory than was Spinoza's, but only a fond illusion persuades us that it is more guided by the truth.
- I tell the previous National speaker that it is a fond hope that it is a full and final settlement.
- However they are full of fond imaginings, for instance that rugby is the most popular sport in South Africa.
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