In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lowly, unpretentious)(origins/cottage/folk) humilde(folk/origins/cottage) modestohe worked as a humble office clerk — era un humilde empleado de oficina
- And 75 years on from those humble beginnings, it is thriving.
- Geoffrey came from a humble working class background in Liverpool.
- She was Manchu, not Chinese, background and was of humble origin.
- These official inscriptions were produced in substantial quantities, in contrast to the small number of inscriptions produced by more humble social groups.
- This market had humble beginnings eight years ago or so, and has blossomed into a teeming 55-stall market, split between food stalls and craft stalls.
- We both came from quite humble backgrounds and then we really appreciated what we got out of our football careers.
- The heartbeat of the landowners' movement is the small trailer which serves as their base camp and humble headquarters.
- From its humble beginnings in January 1952, the school has continued to flourish attracting children from all over the locality.
- From very humble beginnings we now have reached what anyone would call a centre of excellence.
- In so many ways remarkable - to rise from humble background to hold all four great offices of State was something remarkable.
- The school had a humble beginning with only 10 students.
- It was an optimistic time as pupils from humble backgrounds won places to study at the national university, while others started careers in the civil service, the police and the army.
- From humble beginnings with 11 electronic trading platforms, the number exploded to a high of 90 in 2001.
- It's a strange sight, incongruous with the modest and humble décor.
- Not all of those who came were well born, and some had a humble background.
- In many ways he had a charmed life: springing from a humble background in Edwardian Cornwall, he gained a coveted scholarship to Oxford, where he had a glittering early career.
- Despite their humble beginnings, they are an internationally recognised and respected organisation.
- He is courteous, good-humoured, shrewd, canny and from a humble background in Edinburgh.
- Supporters are being asked to hold fundraising dinners, lunches or humble coffee breaks based around a literary theme.
- Reflecting on his own humble background, he sought to prove the case that where there are few bars to opportunity, you can rise to the highest office in whatever career you choose.
- Some reports estimate that more than 850 compounds are packed inside the humble bean.
- A labour court in February ordered that the workers be re-instated and the six are back at work but they are refusing to move back into their humble houses on the farm.
- Lloyd George was from a very humble background, had risen to the heights of British politics, and was very clever, very amusing.
- The man who was to enjoy one of the longest and most distinguished political careers in the post-war period was born into a remarkably humble background, 93 years ago today.
- Finally, my plans had evolved from a humble grow-hole into a modest, earth-sheltered greenhouse.
- It is an honour to have a designer of your stature in our humble school.
- He was from a humble social background, raised either in a village or an orphanage.
- Because of his humble background the artist lacked extensive formal training and his talents were not realised until later in life.
- Pies are always less fancy than cakes, by dint of their modest shape and humble nature.
- She congratulated the board of management, parents and in particular the teachers who helped develop the school from its humble beginnings.
- He starts from a humble family background as the son of a patriotic Socialist with a chip on his shoulder.
- From humble beginnings in a basement theatre at Kuranda, the company has expanded to a purpose-designed park on the outskirts of Cairns.
- Explaining his love for the poor, he said he came from a relatively humble background.
- The images show Hong Kong's transformation from humble manufacturing base to modern financial powerhouse.
- The party's rise also provided an opportunity for people of humble social origins to enter politics.
- Many of them were from humble backgrounds and went on to triumph in their chosen activity.
- She turned to her close friend, Parker, a working-class girl from a humble background.
- Even though my dwelling is both humble and modest I still find the quarterly levy feels like more than I can afford.
- So as we walked together, I regarded the corporal, even though he was of humble rank, and only two stripes my superior, as a man of appointed honor.
- They then proceeded to torch the humble dwellings of the farm workers, presumably to ensure that they would not try to return to the village.
2(meek, unassuming)(person) modesto(person) humildein my humble opinion — en mi modesta / humilde opinión
- None of them should be doing that in my humble estimation because it is proprietary, personal, it is a matter of U.S. privacy law.
- You guided us so brilliantly, while you also, in my humble opinion, gave the performance of your career.
- The Tibetans I spoke to were infectiously humble and friendly and politically charged without being pushy about independence after the Chinese invaded.
- These executives and managers are humble, fearless, modest, and willful with endless reserves of energy.
- Ever since he lost the election for Taipei mayor, he has been humble and self-restrained, quiet and modest, to the surprise of many.
- Many of the actions have been humble and simple.
- That would (in my humble opinion) be much more harmful.
- Rachel was great at sports, but what makes her different from the other girls Todd knew was that she was modest and humble.
- A welcome change in this reviewer's humble opinion.
- Definitely a top film, in my humble estimations.
- In my humble estimation, these statistics should ignite a spark in the minds of serious bowlers.
- He's so humble and modest; I'm someone who literally brags when he goes to the gym, so it's pretty cool to come across such selflessness.
- What one or two characteristics define a really quality blog (in your humble opinion, of course)?
- We would probably prefer that the opera star or the sporting hero or the genius be suitably humble, modest, and generally endearing.
- Can you be stinking rich and love yourself and be proud of yourself and yet be humble and modest as well?
- The author was too modest and humble to reveal his name, they said.
- In my humble opinion it's just not that kind of a book.
- In my humble opinion, a beard can perform double duty as being a source of comfort and enjoyment, as well as looking sharp.
- After presenting his scholarly ideal, the author describes his own humble scholarly contribution quite modestly.
- She did nothing and was as modest and humble as an angel, yet she did everything to perfection.
- Magic, in my humble estimation, is all about the stories you hold near and dear.
- I don't know, but, in my humble opinion, it sure looks slicker to keep one or two buttons undone when wearing a dress shirt without a tie.
- All this was attended to in a professional and caring manner, whilst offering humble apologies for the state of the equipment they were forced to endure.
- ‘I am here as a humble human man of ordinary background,’ Bishop Kelly told The Nationalist this week.
- And, you know, he was just so sure of himself, but he was also a modest person and a humble person.
- A humble request to our politicians is to work together to take our country to new heights.
- In my humble opinion, this sounds just about right.
- The resulting CD will be released in the not-so-distant future, and, in my humble opinion, it will definitely be worth a listen.
- He is humble and a true gentleman who makes his choices based on honesty and integrity.
- At that point, offer your humble apologies and cancel the message.
- If I did wrong to these people, then I offer my humble apologies.
- It proved to be a disaster, in my humble opinion.
3(deferential)(request/apology) humilde→ eat
1(make humble)(person) darle una lección de humildad ahe must humble himself before God — debe acercarse a Dios con humildad
- a humbling experience — una lección de humildad
- Some of us thought you might be humbled, maybe even a little ashamed.
- Such a swift and humbling defeat could have easily dampened my spirits, but something hooked me in during those few hazy seconds of combat.
- Sometimes journalists are humbled by the happenings on sporting fields.
- The sheer expanse of the skies humbles me but also makes me feel real and like I need to open up.
- I had to work through my pride and ego and humble myself and pray a lot, but I am a better person for it.
- In order for a team to win, I think guys have to humble themselves enough to expose their weaknesses to their teammates.
- The Glasgow victory shows how ordinary workers can take on and humble this kind of giant firm.
- When he put George down for the count in the eighth, a man hitherto regarded as an ogre was reduced to humbling mortality at the feet of boxing's greatest magician.
- I was overwhelmed and humbled by the magnitude of what surrounded me.
- Both were humbled by health difficulties and the consequences of their arrogance.
- Experiencing his mercy should humble us, fill us with gratitude, and move us to be merciful toward those around us.
- But we should see it through to the very end, totally humble these people, then build them back up so they may actually give back to civilization.
- I was so humbled by the beauty of the moment that I respectfully rode in Robin's tracks as we left the beach and began climbing the grassy hill.
- If you can humble yourself in preparation for an event you will surely be better able to judge and understand it.
- Then as you grow older and you place what you've done musically against all the body of work that's ever been made, it humbles you hugely.
- I think that sometimes, that is what humbles me most.
- My wife humbled me again last night when I went off into this rant when she said that I am always complaining rather than actually doing anything.
- To see that magnificent athlete humbled by degenerative disease was very moving.
- I made a bad choice and I did 200 hours of community service and it humbled me greatly.
- I feel humbled by it, and the reality is I'm just reflecting the way most New Yorkers in my position would act.
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