In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pet/person) simpático(place/atmosphere) agradable(welcome) cordialI'll give you some friendly advice — te voy a dar un consejo de amigo
- he gave her a friendly wave — la saludó amablemente con la mano
- there's a friendly little cafe nearby — hay un barcito cerca que es muy simpático / agradable
- to be friendly to / with sb
- he wasn't very friendly to her — no estuvo demasiado simpático / amable con ella
- she's friendly with Tessa — es amiga de Tessa
- I'm quite friendly with him now — ahora somos bastante amigos
- to be on friendly terms with sb — llevarse bien con algn
- environmentally friendly products — productos inocuos para el medio ambiente
2(good-natured)(rivalry/argument/competition) amistoso(competition/argument/rivalry) amigable(game/match) amistoso
3(of one's own side)(troops/ship/aircraft) amigo
1Britishpartido amistoso masculine
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