In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(moderate, not violent or harsh)(murmur) suave(slope) poco empinado(exercise) moderado(breeze/heat) suave(breeze/heat) ligero(shampoo) suave(push/prod) ligero(reminder/hint) discreto(reminder/hint) diplomáticohe's a very gentle dog — es un perro muy manso
- be gentle with that vase — ten cuidado con ese jarrón
- a gentle tap — un golpecito suave
- the detergent that's gentle on your hands — el detergente que cuida de sus manos
- it is gentle on your stomach — no hace daño al estómago
- His tone was gentle and solicitous, but Miguel didn't trust it.
- You can also employ gentle persuasion and subtlety to excellent effect.
- His voice was so gentle, and yet so firm as well.
- Close to the beginners meadow are gentle slopes, which become imperceptibly steeper, enabling you to improve without fear.
- He had always been nervous during swimming lessons at our local pool, but the wave pool had a gentle slope and was shallow for more than half its length.
- Beside our chalet, for example, was a gentle slope that proved perfect for bum-boarding.
- The lesson here for websites providing subscriptions is that if you must use ‘gentle reminders’ make sure they are actually gentle.
- Geologically, the Cotswolds were created from a large block of oolitic limestone tilting up at its western end to form today's escarpment, with a gentle slope tilting to the east.
- The hole was about eighteen feet across and lay just over the rim of a low hill that rose in a long gentle slope from the side of our farm.
- Yet the softness of the edges of the silhouettes and the equal softness of the charcoal surfaces produce a soothing, gentle effect.
- Just before I pass out, strong yet gentle arms pick me up.
- Acceptance is the tender and gentle process of opening our hearts to others, to ourselves, and to our common ground of suffering.
- These sediments accumulate to form the large, gentle slope of the continental rise.
- The south slope is more gentle and ends in a marshy bay.
- One more gentle squeeze on his arm, and Jim rose and left the room.
- They were doing it the easy way round - gentle slope followed by breakneck descent, but it was clearly regarded as a children-friendly route.
- Slowly Nathan brought his head down, stealing her lips in a gentle kiss.
- The sea-floor has been described as extraordinary flat and exhibiting a very gentle slope towards the shore of an almost level land.
- One is that obviously you want to drive on fairly gentle slopes.
- Along the gentle slope of the mountains, the quarry stretched across an exposed cliff face.
- Mel was clambering down a gentle slope, loosening bits of rocks and soil, towards what he supposed was the Cobalt River.
- Cleansing routines should be consistently followed twice a day to include a mild soap, a gentle scrub and a deep pore cleanser.
- The first part of the hill was quite easy - a gentle slope that flattened off into a brief plateau.
- You can pole across the main street to the start of a gentle slope that leads to the chairlifts, from which the whole, huge area is accessible.
- This is an area long valued as well-drained farming land, being a gentle slope, and underneath limestone.
- The new trail rounds the curve out more, and at the same time provides a slightly more gentle slope.
- Wandering down the gentle slope to the lake we put last week into perspective and start thinking next week will probably turn out reasonably OK.
- In the summer, they nest along stream bottoms and areas with gentle slopes.
- They respond well to gentle stewing or simmering.
- He knew that he would always be very gentle with her.
- But, remember to be very gentle, babies are quite fragile.
- But, with a surprisingly gentle touch, she brushes his hair away from his forehead.
- A cleanser, astringent, gentle abrasive and mild bleaching agent, baking soda is a true all-purpose beauty aid.
- Noncirculating air feels up to 9 degrees warmer than the gentle air circulation from a ceiling fan.
- Birds called in the distance, and a gentle breeze was rustling the leaves.
- In areas where spring frosts threaten developing buds and flowers, plant where air drainage is adequate, such as midway down a gentle slope.
- The long grass ripple like the ocean waves under the surprisingly gentle sea breeze.
- He leaned towards her, pulled her close and gave her a gentle kiss.
- First, the lake's shallow swimming area was excavated, creating a gentle slope to a depth of four feet.
- He shrugged and gave the the same gentle smile as before and pulled me into a hug.
2(kindly, tender)(person/face/manner) dulce(person/face/manner) delicado(voice/kiss/caress/smile) dulce(caress/kiss/voice/smile) tiernothe gentle(r) sex — el bello sexo dated
- The beloved is portrayed as gentle, sensitive, tender and compassionate.
- They were gentle people who went quietly about their lives, always willing and glad to be able to lend a helping hand to neighbours and friends.
- Barbara was a very, very gentle person, but she was not bashful about expressing her point of view.
- A pleasant, good natured and gentle person, Una's caring qualities were always to the fore.
- In person he is gentle and friendly, and wouldn't think of putting you on, perhaps because Miller isn't yet accustomed to being interviewed.
- She was gentle and supportive, and these were qualities which carried over in to her work at the family centre.
- Harmeet is the kindest, most compassionate, humble and gentle soul I have ever met.
- I am amazed how gentle he is with the youngest child who is four.
- In person, she is gentle, candid and softly spoken.
- Ben has many qualities: he is gentle, fun and brave.
- It still surprised her that a part of Arlan could be so gentle and tender, that he wasn't all the hard exterior he seemed to be.
- Kind and gentle in his manner, John had a smile for everyone.
- By nature, he was gentle and mild, but he now mustered up his courage to take a step that was necessary.
- May was a gentle person who retained a well balanced perspective on life throughout her long years.
- They were a dedicated group of nice, intelligent and gentle people, as opposed to the grizzly war-loving soldiers I expected.
- The minister, though gentle in character, is firm of purpose.
- Kind and gentle in his manner always, he spent his life caring for others and never thinking of self.
- I respect her, she seems like a kind and gentle person.
- He is exposed as a complex character, gentle, understanding, patient and loving in private.
- Is this what gentle, tender young guys can expect from their future?
3archaic(noble)(family) hidalgo(family) de alcurniaof gentle birth — bien nacido
- gentle reader — estimado lector
- She could be described as a refined, gentle lady, with admirable intellectual qualities.
- My dinner guests were gentle people with refined sensibilities.
- Tennis is the game of the gentle people, the game so prim, so historical… so deranged.
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