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(attractive)(man) apuesto(man) bien parecido(man) buen mozo Latin America(man) guapo Spain Mexicoshe's a handsome woman — es una mujer apuesta
- the horse was a handsome specimen — el caballo era un magnífico ejemplar
- He was extraordinarily handsome - better looking than most movie stars.
- He couldn't deny that he was a handsome man, with fine features and light hair that waved over his forehead.
- He was handsome, she was gorgeous and on screen they were electric.
- There is this girl who is very flirty with almost every guy she meets, especially tall, cute, handsome guys.
- But the man in her life, a trim, handsome fellow who works as an airline pilot, was sitting on the edge of the bed in his running gear, and tapping on a laptop.
- The other bloke was handsome, tall, drink in hand and lazily people watching as I had been.
- Now, I don't find Brad Pitt in the slightest bit attractive, but I can accept that he's a handsome man.
- He's a very handsome guy, as you know, apparently, still good looking.
- He's handsome, with chiselled good looks and hypnotic blue eyes that make Mel Gibson's pale by comparison.
- And the great story of this is this little shy governess who isn't all that attractive really but she gets the handsome man, she gets Rochester.
- When he was courting Gertrude, he was a handsome man and a fine dancer.
- These are fine, upstanding, handsome men, who were all wearing their formal uniforms and drinking heavily.
- I know I'm crazy, I mean who wouldn't want to go on a date with this cute and handsome guy?
- There's Irene at the wedding of a handsome chap and spunky blonde who we now call the mayor and mayoress.
- I have now place my first personal ad, inviting handsome fellows to ball games.
- Growing up he was tall and good looking and could be described as the most handsome man in the parish.
- In the same way as the handsome David replaced the good-looking Saul, Esther replaced Vashti.
- His face emerged for the first time, giving her a view of a stunningly handsome man of about thirty.
- And he backed up a few steps and saw that a stunningly handsome man replaced the black hood and long cloak.
- I wouldn't say he's especially handsome, although he's reasonably good looking and presentable.
1.2(impressive)(object/binding/monument) magnífico(binding/monument/object) bello
- The government and commercial buildings - excluding the many pubs littering the entire town - were handsome and well maintained.
- Situated on the eastern edge of the New Town, this first-floor property forms part of a handsome Georgian building.
- What I like most about the Armor-Tuff finish is its handsome, subdued appearance and non-reflective qualities.
- The original capital had been Ciutedella at the western end, a site favoured by the Arabs: the town is still run from the handsome palace alley built for their governor.
- A bonfire flares beside the handsome, Tudor-style Redstone Inn, the town's big hotel and restaurant.
- Built in 1778, this handsome town house is set within screened gardens that overlook Banff and the mouth of the River Deveron.
- The Observer has had to apologise for saying the handsome town of North Shields is in Northumbria.
- He lived with his parents, two sisters and one brother in a large, handsome sylvan residence outside the town.
- It is the more disappointing that the handsome, generously illustrated volume that has finally been published shows no evidence of new investigation.
- Serious hunters have long sought Zeiss riflescopes for their handsome looks and quality optics.
- This colorful and handsome site featuring fine gifts and collectibles is a breeze to navigate through.
- Underwood is clearly a handsome house in very generous grounds.
- The contents are systematically arranged and liberally illustrated with handsome and informative colour photographs and diagrams.
- They said, however, that it was a handsome town and that with continued effort and support from businesses and individuals it had great potential.
- The nearby town centre has a popular street market and handsome buildings.
- The leading falcon was handsome all right, but there is a strange quality about him.
2.1(gesture) noblehandsome is as handsome does — obras son amores, que no buenas razones
- Today, we still own the vast majority of these shares, plus we've received handsome dividends (the income paid by shares) along the way.
- Father had to pay a handsome sum, but when it comes to my mother, he spares no expense.
- The handsome sum of E1,000 was raised and a cheque for that amount has gone to the Special Olympics.
- They'll tell us so much, and no more, and demand handsome sums because they know publishers are desperate to get their names into print and shift some trees.
- I paid a handsome sum of twenty dollars for home plate box seats.
- The handsome tributes paid to her at last week's annual Town Council meeting were no less than she deserved.
- Congratulations to those involved with the venture as a very handsome sum of money was raised and overall it was a great night, enjoyed by all present.
- First of all one has to pay quite a handsome sum of money for its large cage and feed.
- But his compensation as a discard was substantial - a handsome pension and a barony in 1761, when even his minor post was needed for someone else.
- Tourists who flock to the city pay guides handsome sums to walk in places where he never trod, and drink in pubs where he only slaked his thirst on paper.
- Winning first prize, it was supposed to bring the first-time author the handsome sum of five hundred dollars.
- Mind you, it is a pity that other Scottish pundits are not as forthright as Walker was last week, many evidently willing to accept handsome pay packets for doing little more than stating the obvious.
- Certain politicians and federal judges were actually paid handsome sums in order to coronate Hayes and to overturn the election.
- This service would cost Prakong a handsome sum of 40,000 baht.
- Remember, all states but Queensland already charge a handsome sum in petrol taxes.
- That both sides have offered their respective industries handsome sums in state funding cannot be disputed.
- Under the government guidelines, journalists cough up a handsome sum of money to the government and individual officials.
- Moreover his brothers got paid a handsome sum not to develop state-owned lands in Arizona.
- One of my best Wiltshire Leaks is obviously behind a letter bearing a handsome cheque for five crisp crunchies, no less.
- Officers and councillors are not our masters but servants of the populace, the council tax payers make their handsome salaries, pension conditions and allowances possible.
2.2(offer/gift) generoso(offer/gift) espléndidothey won by a handsome margin — ganaron por un amplio margen
- he got a handsome return on his investment — obtuvo un excelente beneficio de su inversión
3US(well rendered)muy logrado
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