In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(elegance)feminine graciamasculine garbofeminine gracilidad literaryfeminine eleganciafeminine eleganciafeminine armonía
- In plain leotards six dancers brought the discordant music and bare stage to life with their precise, agile movement and amazing grace on a centre stage trapeze.
- It's not everyday someone just offers you food, so good graces and manners were what he needed at this moment in time.
- Campus interviewers often rush through résumés, looking more for future graduates with potential, which may or may not amount to social graces.
- They have beauty on their side, they also have grace and elegance.
- Two ladies strolled out, walking with perfect elegance and grace.
- High-minded citizens petitioned Congress to vote in a new era of enlightened laws to cultivate the social graces.
- Nanotechnology may cure chemically-based paranoia and depression forever, but it will not confer social graces on the awkward - or compassion on the intolerant.
- My tutor hadn't explained the social graces: how, to some extent at least, all players around the table often want the same outcome for the dice and build up some camaraderie.
- She moved with such grace following my every movement.
- I do the first couple of movements with grace and ease… but then I forget.
- In many tribal cultures, the social graces, being polite, showing respect and personal interactions are more important than being on time.
- He has a marvelous ability to handle women - with all the social graces.
- Nothing on this earth could match their fast movements and grace.
- He danced marvelously with grace, elegance and form.
- Training imparts a sort of grace to their movements and timbre in their voice.
- She was 5'7, slim and wiry, with a dancer's slow, precise grace in her movements.
- Ultimate grace and effortless precision combine into a vision of someone floating on a cloud.
- While it is true that some of us are with blessed with natural grace of movement, this doesn't necessarily translate to dance movement.
- There is a stereotyped image of the virus writer: male, in his teens or early twenties, technically talented but lacking in all the social graces.
- From an early age, children are trained in etiquette and the social graces.
- Her family was well connected, and Griffith received an education suitable for a fine lady in polite literature, French, poetry, and the social graces.
- Sweat was dripping down our faces by this time, but we had to keep our smiles planted on our face and an ease and grace in our movements.
- The battlecruisers' movements lost their grace, and they fired with far less precision.
- Thirty years of relentless training and performance have given him total grace and fluidity of movement.
- It's just that I don't have the personality to sit still and make sure to keep my laughter at a low tone and pretend I am interested in mundane things for the sake of social graces.
- It wasn't exactly a movement of grace but I really didn't care.
- There is no doubt manners and social graces are essential pillars to hold up our society.
- Her mother, Bo, was a beauty pageant winner in Korea, and as you watch her daughter on the course you have a sense that she has inherited some of the same elegance and grace.
- In Japan, by observing all the social graces, I could often pass for a native.
- For all her military ambitions, Dana was well trained in the social graces, and could waltz as well as she could fight.
- Even against such odds, she had not given up; she fought without skill or training, but her movements spoke of grace and control.
- Perhaps there you can learn some of the basics of the social graces.
- I generally perform with all the elegance and grace of a hippopotamus.
- The rhythm of his run, the accuracy of the plant and the ease and effortless grace with which he flipped over the cross bar provided a fascinating spectacle.
- And above all, he has replaced his father's courtesy and good graces with an almost proud rudeness and scorn for others.
- Because of the lightness and grace of the movements, the martial art is cunningly disguised as dance.
2.1(courtesy)cortesía femininegentileza feminineyou might at least have the grace to say you're sorry — podrías por lo menos tener la cortesía / la gentileza de disculparte
- When he visited us in Delhi, I was immediately charmed by his grace, civility and intellectual sensitivity.
- At least he has the good grace to admit that the professional relationship he has with his deputy is different these days.
- All these visitors to our realm should be greeted with the same grace and courtesy.
- They've tolerated our haphazard approach to marriage with grace and humour.
- She tolerated my eleven year old's questions with grace and kindness.
- And they are familiar with every principal difference between UK and US culture and deal with them with grace and good humour.
- Despite suffering what must have been a hurtful rebuff for a young academic, she spoke of him in very respectful terms, characteristic of her usual grace.
- Your grace and diplomacy take you to high places and to important people.
- All the guests were models of decorum, grace and manners and I didn't know if I would get used to such good behaviour.
- All Americans have come to see this city as place of bravery, of generosity and grace.
- And he didn't even have the good grace to admit being caught out.
- They were the picture of decency, commitment, and stability, of grace, strength, and integrity.
- ‘I don't want to make a big deal out of this,’ she says with a characteristic mixture of grace and frankness.
- At least he had the good grace to apologize quickly.
- He handles it all with politeness and good grace.
- And to give him his due, Monty had the good grace to admit the article had spurred him on to prove he could still win at the highest level.
- They didn't have to give me their time but they did - and they did it with humour and good grace.
- Rather than seeing this as a sign of weakness, I see it as a sign of grace, courtesy, and diplomacy.
- She let me off the hook with grace, respect and her trademark southern charm.
- Everyone in New York was so proud of the politeness, grace and conduct of their visitors who have made countless friends throughout the US.
2.3(good quality)social graces — modales masculine
- she has no social graces — no sabe cómo comportarse
- The truth was that they were saved by grace and that all spiritual blessings were theirs in Christ.
- The chief remedy for sin, poverty and dirt should be the gospel of God's free grace.
- He is worthy of worship and calls sinners saved by grace to this great endeavour.
- It is faith in Jesus Christ, whose righteousness has been imputed to us by the free grace of God.
- If rejection is our dilemma, grace is our salvation.
- They have no understanding of the gospel, no knowledge of God's free grace, and no experience of the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit.
- Not only does God give us wisdom and His grace, we are blessed with His qualities, which is to be Christ-like.
- They know that they stand accepted by God, forgiven and adopted into God's family, solely on the basis of God's free grace.
- Every true Christian is evidence of that, for every one is a sinner saved by grace.
- Does it bring glory to the Son of God as the only dispenser of grace to guilty sinners - and the only way to God?
- Paul's gospel is that salvation comes by grace through faith, to Jew and Gentile alike.
- We are saved by God's free grace, through faith in Christ's atoning death and resurrection.
- He gave away much that others might enjoy the treasure of God's grace in Jesus Christ.
- Our main message is salvation through grace alone, by faith alone, through Christ alone.
- We all know that Paul's letters emphasise salvation by grace through faith.
- The book approached the issue of salvation, God's grace, and human free will from a Calvinist perspective.
- Harvey also talked about God's grace in his life though.
- In a general sense this miracle speaks to us about the dawn of the gospel of grace through Jesus Christ.
- How can people appreciate the wonder of grace, forgiveness and salvation if they have not first learnt about God's holiness and the gravity of sin?
- Even at our best, we are pretty ambiguous characters, and it is only by God's grace in Christ that we have hope of salvation.
3.2(prayer)to say grace — dar las gracias por la comida
- They don't leave their rooms until everything is tidy and say grace before every meal.
- Daddy wasn't religious - none of us were - but he had always said grace before meals, ever since I could remember.
- Rev Armstrong said the grace before meal and Fr Maginn said the thanksgiving afterwards.
- Say a simple little grace before meals, even on the odd day
- Finally cubes of sweet juicy mango and fragrant curry leaves were added and we sat down to enjoy a meal with all the family after saying grace in Malayalam.
- I am grateful to my parents in a way as I have never been forced to go to church or to say grace before meals (except at junior school).
- Every time you eat (whether it's a snack or a seven-course meal), say grace.
- You two don't say grace at meals, or kiss each other good morning, good night or good-bye.
- Twain joined Livy at prayers and grace before meals.
- The boys eat dinner together with each set of grandparents, say grace before meals, and read or share stories at night.
- She ensured that they said their nightly prayers and grace before meals.
- Neither of my parents had been overly religious although Da had insisted on saying grace before meals and he refused to do any work on a Sunday.
- In many graces, we ask God's blessing for good food and good company.
4(respite)gracia feminine16 days' grace,16 days of grace — 16 días de gracia
- Quick work was necessary to allow adequate time for the implementation of the legislation within the year's grace allowed by the court, he said.
- However the local policy of 3 months grace is not a rule of law, and the overall conduct needs to be looked at.
- The offer of a period of grace is a critical factor in the underwriting of this form of business.
- The company has a 30-day grace period to decide whether to make the payments.
- The loans were provided at favourable terms, and a period of grace for their repayment was sometimes granted, with significantly low interest rates.
- However, to avoid a potentially chaotic situation, a 6-month grace period is provided before any regulations may be made invalid.
- The pilot scheme involves cars which are not insured being removed from the road while the drivers are given a period of grace usually seven days in which to organise insurance and recover their vehicles.
- In February, the plaintiff again sought and was granted a further grace period to March 31, 1995.
- Its purpose was to give borrowers a period of grace before repayments of principal become due.
- He says that the Mars mission could take place as early as 2009, but the two years' grace period allows the agency to spread the cost around that much more.
- Subjects were allowed a period of grace, 20% of the period covered by the previous prescription, to obtain another prescription of the drug.
- Just before you know you may miss a payment, ask for a cure, which is a 30-day grace from your mortgage payment.
- If they are initially below 30 per cent, but then rise to above 35 per cent, the period of grace shall be limited to one year.
- The loans are extended for up to 12 years with three-year grace period and are available for almost all sectors of the economy.
- Effectively, the family can be given a year's grace before the court grants possession.
- If the patient cannot pay immediately, a period of grace is allowed, but he maintained that this is not the norm.
- The loan should be repaid within 10 years and has a 5-year grace period and preferential interest.
- Of course, it is upon this 12-month grace period that Oakley wish to rely.
- Late fees now average $29, and most cards have reduced the late payment grace period from 14 days to zero days.
- Legislation regarding the taxing of bookmakers was going to be amended and they would be given six months' grace under the old payment system.
5(as title)his Grace the Archbishop of York — Su Eminencia el Arzobispo de York
- their Graces the Duke and Duchess — Sus Excelencias, el duque y la duquesa
- Your Grace — (addressing bishop, to bishop) Ilustrísima
6Mythologythe three Graces — las tres Gracias
1adornarshe graced the event with her presence — honró el acto con su presencia
- how kind of you to grace us with your presence! — ¡qué amabilidad la tuya en dignarte acompañarnos!
- Before Hamm in January 1997, no woman had ever graced our cover.
- It is fitting that the second half of the top ten best performances of 2003 should include one of the finest Sligo bands ever to grace a stage.
- I am delighted to learn an image of the sculpture will grace the new twenty-dollar bill.
- Tonight is also boring, because Sky has not graced us with her presence.
- He is perhaps one of the most honest and caring people to ever grace our screens.
- They are without doubt one of the most entertaining live rock shows to ever grace the stage.
- Neither one moved or spoke, but a soft smile graced both of their mouths as they held each other.
- Her eyes lit up with a star-struck grin gracing her pale, freckled face.
- They would grace our otherwise cluttered shelves.
- And he did so in some of the most powerful images ever to grace a billboard.
- The boy nodded, a crooked grin gracing his high, rosy cheekbones.
- Mr Palmer said: " Manchester has delivered a magnificent stadium that will grace the city and will be a worthy legacy for Manchester and British sport.
- One of his prints also graces the entire back cover of the current issue of ‘Harvest’ - the Diocesan quarterly magazine.
- Sampras refused to be drawn on the question of whether he was the greatest player ever to grace the game.
- A special table will grace the Great Chamber of a historic house in York in memory of one of its volunteers.
- It was April 10, 1912, and in less than an hour the most majestic ship to ever grace the seas would begin her historical maiden voyage.
- His woodcarvings still grace the Hotel Marauw and Biak's House of Arts.
- Huge oaks, cedars and wisteria grace the 1,300 acre stretch of rambling greens known as Deer Park.
- What a contrast that would be from the spoiled, overpaid and selfish athletes who normally grace the covers of sports magazines.
- John Taylor is acknowledged as one of the greatest hurlers ever to play for Laois and indeed one of the finest exponents ever to grace the ancient game.
- Some of his mural paintings grace the Synod Palace in Sofia and Varna Cathedral.
- He is the most gorgeous man to ever grace the planet, plain and simple.
- And how does he intend to unseat one of the greatest champions that has ever graced these parts?
- With small blond curls gracing his head and bright blue eyes, Jake was the object of Nell's affections.
- Jason's sister pulled him into a tight hug, that radiant smile still gracing her lips.
- For those of you who have never heard of the man, he was one of the wittiest, cleverest and funniest comedians that ever graced this earth.
- Her images grace everything from linens and bedding to stationery products and floor coverings.
- The work will also grace the cover of the 45,000 programs distributed all across the state.
- He was selected on the team of Centenary announced five years ago and is regarded as one of the finest footballers ever to grace the Gaelic fields.
- Greaves, a goal-scorer of legendary prowess, is one of the greatest footballers ever to grace the English game.
- A Tour of pure nostalgia with some of the greatest artists ever to grace the concert stage in Ireland will be coming to the north west next month.
- However, I'm pretty sure that his biggest claim to fame is that of being one of the best live performers ever to grace a concert hall or stadium.
- Flex congratulates Don, one of the nicest guys to ever grace the sport, on his successful surgery.
- Botham, 48, is widely considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders ever to grace the game.
- She was fiddling with the oven when she noticed I had graced her with my presence.
- Huge wooden beams in the bedroom and drawing room once graced an Aberdeen wool mill.
- She turned full time professional in 1979 and came to the attention of the great Mark Murphy, one of the most accomplished and respected jazz vocalists ever to grace a stage.
- It was great because we got to stay next door to my in-laws, and my mom, probably one of the best cooks ever to grace this planet, lived around the corner.
- While in Boston he teamed up with Johnny Sain, another pitcher, and the two became one of the greatest duos ever to grace a baseball diamond.
- If you have followed my guidelines, you will have undoubtedly created the most perfect email to ever grace the Internet!
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