In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(trustworthy, upright)(person/action) honrado(person/action) honesto(face) de persona honrada(face) de persona honestato make an honest living — ganarse la vida honradamente
- to earn / turn an honest dollar / buck / penny — ganarse el pan honradamente
- he made an honest woman of her — cumplió y se casó con ella
- He encouraged a free press and honest debate in Parliament and welcomed nationwide participation in the political process.
- Eschewing all the modern panoply of medical and technical assistance, Harrison believed in honest hard graft as his road to the top.
- Indeed those elections were neither fair nor honest; they were regimented and tightly controlled.
- Mick had a life of hard work and honest endeavour.
- The vast majority of postal workers are decent, honest, law-abiding people.
- ‘From the beginning we have been asking for fair and honest elections,’ he said.
- But, you also have been seen as ethical, trustworthy and honest.
- There is nothing to be feared from honest, free, two-way trade.
- Answers are rarely forthcoming that can be said to be totally honest, sincere, and clearly unambiguous.
- In his dealings with parents he was always approachable, sincere and honest.
- He appeared so sincere, so honest, yet I couldn't hold any sympathy for him.
- You need to be educated, hard working and honest.
- I could trot out the usual arguments about how free and honest debate ultimately makes a party stronger, but I'm not sure I believe them any more.
- Even unusually honest journalists are not free of faults.
- All but four members of the commission said that the last election was fair and honest.
- We would like to thank all the students who gave us honest and sincere information on a broad range of issues in their lives.
- But one feels that the portrayal is honest and sincere (as Pasolini's were, for that matter).
- Unfortunately these two characters are unable to take it any further, they can't be intimate or truthful or completely honest and open about their lives.
- There are many thousands of good, decent, honest, unemployed people who are law-abiding and that never ever broke the law in their lives.
- You're honest, reliable, trustworthy, intelligent, and very handsome as well.
- Harley shrugged, but then decided to give her his honest, sincere reply.
- In general, focus group discussions consisted of honest, open and frank opinions of what the students thought about the class.
- They both are very direct men, they both are very honest and sincere men and they both are men who don't mince their words.
- He was decent, honest, trustworthy, and quite handsome.
- Pedro Almodóvar said recently that he considers himself more honest and sincere and clear in his movies than he is in real life.
- For a transaction of this magnitude to be successful, all parties involved must be honest, sincere and truthful to one another.
- I believe that only a truly even-handed approach can lead to an honest, morally convincing, and effective human rights policy.
- As an independent organisation we offer the frank, robust and honest opinions of supporters.
- This book contains an emotionally riveting, devastatingly honest, and morally compelling answer.
- Paddy was a peaceful, decent, law-abiding and honest citizen.
- And why should a person doing an honest day's hard work have to stand in line after hours for a handout in order to eat or pay rent?
- Len tilted his head and looked at me, looking sincere and honest.
- Poverty is by no means something to be looked down upon, especially when one is earning a living through honest labour.
- Remember, your compliments must be honest, sincere and genuine.
- He had a reputation of being ‘a reliable, honest and tactful official’.
- However, if the person has shown himself to be reliable, trustworthy, and honest, you can be far more confident that he will keep his word.
- Candidates are generally good, honest, sincere people who want to make the world a better place.
- It is becoming hard to find genuinely honest and readable accounts of football.
- They often needed a greater amount of working capital to pay wages or purchase raw materials, which depended on a reputation for trustworthiness and honest dealing.
- The successful applicants must be experienced, honest, hard working, efficient and enthusiastic.
- As a Republican, I sincerely thank you for your honest, open, sincere and thoughtful dialogue.
- What is forgotten in most of the talk about litter on our streets and indiscriminate dumping is that it is the law-abiding, honest and upright members of the community that have to pay to have it cleaned up.
- Hornish also can rely on his father's experience and honest, straightforward opinions.
- Those that know him can attest that he is reliable, trustworthy, and honest.
- References attached to the form described him as ‘reliable, honest and trustworthy’.
- I wonder which is the more honest way to earn a living?
2(sincere)(appraisal) sincero(appraisal) franco(opinion/attempt) sinceroyou're not being honest with me — no estás siendo sincero / franco conmigo
- let's be honest: it was a disaster — seamos sinceros / francos: fue un desastre
- to be honest with you ... — si quieres que te diga la verdad / que te sea sincero ...
- be honest — di la verdad
3informalde verasI didn't do it, honest! — ¡de veras que no fui yo!
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