In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(touch/handle/test) con cuidado(handle/test/touch) con cautelahe edged gingerly across the bridge — cruzó el puente apenas atreviéndose a pisar
1(manner/prod/push) delicado(push/manner/prod) suave
- She said nothing and sat up in her bed and folded the paper gingerly in her hand.
- When he returns I'm sitting gingerly in the corner of the very small dance floor.
- He jumped as flames licked his tail and sprinted gingerly away, careful to avoid more pain.
- I dumped my backpack in it, and gingerly climbed up and sat behind him on the motorcycle.
- Carefully I slip out from under the covers and I gingerly try putting weight on my bad leg.
- The old boy got up rather gingerly, but insisted on playing on.
- I gingerly picked the whole thing up and headed out of the house.
- She sat down on the floor next to him and gingerly fingered the pages of the book he had in his lap.
- Andrew sat down at his private table and gingerly threw his napkin into his lap.
- Sophie sat up and gingerly slid her hand between the pillow and the mattress.
- He went over to the sofa, limping slightly, and sat down gingerly.
- I could feel scabs tearing and scratches throbbing when I gingerly sat on the mattress beside her.
- She picked it up under the watchful eye of the stall keeper, and held it gingerly in her hands.
- She asked me to take a seat and I sat on the armchair beside her, perching gingerly on the front of it.
- Gently, gingerly, she picked up the shoe and held it carefully in her cupped hand.
- Nicky returned from washing his hands and sat gingerly on the edge of the sofa.
- Amy leapt gingerly up onto the bed and climbed carefully into Tara's lap.
- She was laughing as Josh gingerly sat down and started a playful wrestling match.
- With a nod of his head as he inhaled the cigarette smoke, Laurie sat down rather gingerly.
- I obliged her request and sat gingerly in the arm chair, turned slightly to face her.
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