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(open-handed)(person) generoso(person) dadivoso(person) magnánimo(contribution) generosohe's very generous to his children — es muy generoso con sus hijos
- he must have been in a generous mood! — ¡debía sentirse de lo más generoso / dadivoso!
- your gift was more than generous — tu regalo fue realmente espléndido
- to be generous with sth
- she is generous with her money — es muy generosa / desprendida con el dinero
- she's very generous with her criticism — cuando se trata de criticar, no se queda corta
- he wasn't exactly generous with the rum — no fue precisamente espléndido con el ron
- for a superb dessert, be generous with the sherry — si quiere un postre realmente espléndido, no escatime el jerez
- I have been too generous with the salt — me pasé con la sal
- You are asked to please be generous with your donations, which are always appreciated.
- The move would make the 61-year-old tycoon one of Britain's most generous benefactors.
- He said residents living in and around Amesbury had always been very generous with their donations.
- The school would like to thank all the pupils and parents who were so generous with their donations.
- Needless to say I've been very generous with the quantity of feedback.
- It is generous with rumours and not always scrupulous about sources.
- He was very generous with his time and always had a willingness to help others.
- It's often easy to be generous with your time and talent when you're sure that things are going well.
- Tom thanked all those that supported the event and those who were so generous with their sponsorship.
- You are an incredibly kind person, generous with your time and wonderfully talented.
- He was generous with his time, but there was no free ice cream.
- Thank you to everyone who's been generous with advice or information.
- But he's generous with his time, his anecdotes, and especially his funny voices.
- They are so generous with their time and talent and they are always more than willing to help out with causes such as this.
- You are generous with family and associates offering praise wherever deserved.
- Nothing wrong ever came of being generous with your money, and he had enough to share.
- He thanked in particular the local councillors who were generous with their allocations.
- She was incredibly generous with her money, showering those she loved with gifts.
- He is generous with his time and money, and a principled and loyal friend.
- "I've knew him to be generous to a fault.
- But perhaps the audience was not feeling so generous.
- I think they would have been more generous in their praise of this performance had they heard it.
- Kind, generous and good natured, she was a good friend to many and was devoted to her family.
- Tim was noted at all times for his generous, caring and compassionate nature.
- She has shown us around the countryside and been so helpful and generous.
- To her family she was a loving, kind-hearted and generous mother and grandmother.
- You talk about helping others and being generous and kind and thoughtful to your fellow human beings and you do it.
- Irish people and in particular Westport people have been so very generous in their support for us.
- We had a wonderful time and his family and friends were kind and generous toward me.
- "Few people realise how generous she was to the students, " he said.
- We are a decent, open, generous and tolerant society by any objective standard.
- Those who wanted to attain success ought to be generous and well disposed towards others.
- He was not just a name in the news, but a friend whose heart was generous and gentle.
- He was a great neighbour and generous friend and his kind nature and good humour endeared him to many.
- He wanted to pay his debts but here was a person too generous to let him.
- I suppose I'm being a bit generous with that description too, aren't I?
- Generous by nature, she was a neighbour and friend of the highest order.
- I've gotten more generous offers in regards to printing and other services than I can count.
- Here in Seville, he is as charming, eccentric and as generous of spirit as ever.
- It was a generous and humane impulse that has brought huge benefits to this country.
2(ample, large)(amount/helping) abundante(amount/helping) generosoa generous cup of flour — una taza bien colmada de harina
- a woman of generous proportions — una mujer de generosas / amplias proporciones
- Put the oil and vinegar into a small dish, season it with salt (I think you can be quite generous here) and some black pepper.
- One of Melbourne's miracles is the extraordinarily generous amount of space for players to relax in.
- All were consumed all too quickly and left me wanting more because the portions were not overly generous.
- The peppered pork fillets were very generous in size and had a thick crust of black pepper, which gave it a real kick.
- But it was a generous helping and a good beginning to the meal.
- Sprinkle, as you go, with generous pinches of flaky sea salt and vigorous twists of freshly ground black pepper.
- This was a very generous portion, of smooth, rich, creamy pate with a sweet onion jam.
- Put the minced lamb in a bowl, add the peeled and crushed garlic and a generous grinding of salt and black pepper.
- We were in agreement that the food was good, and the portions generous.
- The ads are clearly labeled, obvious and generous in size.
- There are fabulous monthly draws with superb prizes and the draw also yields the local club generous financial support.
- Add a generous seasoning of Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and they're ready to serve.
- Toss the chicken pieces and the peeled cloves of garlic with the olive oil and a generous seasoning of salt and black pepper.
- Her quiche was generous in size and oozing with cheesy-egg and huge chunks of bacon.
- The portions were generous and I found my tuna to be a delight to savour.
- Both are bright and generous in size, although neither has built-in storage facilities.
- My tuna was generous in size: a huge slab of fawny-brown meat with a mass of ground peppercorns on top.
- Add in the parsley, salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper and toss.
- All four bedrooms are generous in size with all rooms boasting built-in wardrobes.
- From the Scots there was a split verdict, leavened with generous helpings of resignation.
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