In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine insinuaciónfeminine indirectafeminine pistahis actions gave no hint that he was contemplating suicide — su comportamiento no dio ningún indicio / no dejó entrever que estaba considerando suicidarse
- he gave us no hint of what was coming — no nos dio ninguna pauta / no nos hizo la más mínima insinuación de lo que se avecinaba
- a gentle/broad hint — una pequeña/clara indirecta
- Suddenly the hints and puzzle pieces began to form a point and it hit me harder than falling ten stories off an apartment building.
- Xil thought she detected hypnotic hints in the piece.
- There was a hint from Burns that there can be too much information.
- Any hint that nuclear energy might fill the void is treated as serious blasphemy.
- Sugar cannot decide if it is meant to be darkly surreal, a cheesy psychological horror movie, or a piece of modern art; there are no obvious hints.
- They give us hints to information that could be useful and they inspire us to find it.
- Their hints at a possible agreement made reporters froth at the mouth and swat speculation back and forth between themselves.
- Don't be scared by the test me step though, as it is more like a ‘practice me’ because you get clues and hints as soon as you take a wrong step.
- I like all those others but Songs From Low Story is the finest piece of alt-country - with hints of the circus - I've heard for five years.
1.2(trace)just a hint of bitterness — un ligero dejo amargo
- it's white with just a hint of yellow — es blanco con apenas un toque de amarillo
- there was not the slightest hint of doubt in his voice — no había ni el más ligero rastro de duda en su voz
- there was more than a hint of irony in what she said — había algo más que un dejo de ironía en lo que dijo
- there was a hint of garlic/lemon in the dish — el plato tenía un dejo / gusto a ajo/limón
2(tip, advice)consejo masculinehints for travelers — consejos para viajeros
- The authors give practical hints on how to stage a coup, and consider what might happen if the military decided to take over in Britain.
- But hopefully I've given you some useful hints and pointers to more complete sources of information.
- Stuhlmueller provides us with many practical hints on how to read the psalms.
- Gil came to trade tips, hints and how-tos with other Regal owners.
- Players who have no stones left must not give advice or hints as to the play, but they are allowed to point out mistakes in play.
- Handy hints are given on what to do should, for example, pests get into the compost heap.
- You just can't help but replay the scenes to yourself, trying to piece all the clues and subtle hints together.
- It's packed full with useful, real-life advice, hints and tips, clearly laid out and carefully explained.
- You got a lot of helpful hints in here for folks - real practical stuff.
- But it was not all about picking up handy hints from the professionals.
- The book is clearly laid out and simple to read whilst the website offers some helpful hints and advice.
- If you want to try a craft you can buy supplies, with expert craftspeople on hand to pass out handy hints.
- You'll also find full nutrition information, helpful preparation and usage hints and a section with entertaining learning games for kids.
- Edith Bowman reveals why the festival is special to her, and shares handy hints and her pick of this year's performers
- The trouble is that until this week the public have only received hints of the information underlying their leader's certainty.
- If you're looking for a web designer, then here's some hints and advice.
- Mine is a generation without old wives' tales or handy money-saving hints.
- The site includes rules, game records, strategy hints and ordering information.
- The course organiser provides practical hints to help break the routine, fight the cravings and stay positive through the whole process.
- And he's in with Kaplinsky, who might be able to give him some handy dancing hints.
1insinuardar a entenderhe hinted that it might be his last visit — nos insinuó / nos dio a entender que quizás fuera su última visita
- Some officials are hinting at possible intervention in the currency markets.
- She is not certain she wants to float the company, but hints at a possible buyout or merger in the future.
- Polluters use the term freely, hinting about a dark cabal of devious greens plying the fear trade for personal gain.
- The State Council this month also hinted at a possible increase in water charges.
- It expects to add a consumables store soon, with Price hinting at a possible acquisition in that space.
- Hazelton hinted at a possible return to the stage in the future.
- I think Greg is a great character, and they keep hinting that he might become part of the ‘main team’.
- He never clearly stated his wish for the posts, only hinting he would not avoid responsibility, no matter how heavy.
- So I wondered whether people were suggesting or hinting to me that I should step down.
- Sampras hinted at possible retirement at a New York news conference immediately afterwards.
- What they have done, however, is to please the die-hard followers, while hinting at possible future directions.
- Police however keep hinting that the fireworks could be cancelled if they don't get more resources to keep people in line.
- I told him how my mom was hinting for me to offer them a place to live.
- In adding this, Dr Hope is strongly hinting that he may yet change his mind - but he is also risking being accused of procrastination.
- So, in other words, Wolf, he is basically saying that he is hinting that he should be going back to power.
- But it is possible to hint at the outward influence of a writer such as Milosz.
- Carson offers sketches of songs, hints at melodies and suggests musical themes, but nothing is forced onto the listener.
- Linnane, however, expressed disappointment over his dismissal and hinted at possible legal action.
- Costello toed the line, despite hinting that he wanted to take part.
- With Pure Rock, Goon appears to hint at various possible directions to follow with future records.
1lanzar indirectasto hint at sth — insinuar / dar a entender algo
- for weeks they've been hinting at changes to our work schedules — llevan semanas insinuando / dando a entender que va a haber cambios en nuestros calendarios de trabajo
- I cannot begin even to hint at the variety and richness of decoration — apenas puedo dar (una) vaga idea de la variedad y riqueza de la decoración
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