In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(conceited)(boast/claim) presuntuoso(boast/claim) inmodesto
- There's an immodest bather, drunkards, a glutton (whose stomach does his talking for him), a fool, a woman, a monk, three choristers and a nun - all with a particular story to impart.
- Let there be everywhere heard the rustling of dancers, the loud, immodest laughter of the theatre; let a succession of the most cruel and the most voluptuous pleasures maintain a perpetual excitement.
- I wrote briefly about her execution and my editor sent it back asking for more, but - though it sounds immodest - I think I've got that moment perfectly.
- The answer must be that this is a dress not seen as ‘Western’ or immodest, and yet a dress that allows one to go to school or college, and to participate in the work force.
- If you know anything at all about the tastes of the tsars - think of the Fabergé eggs and you're there - you will understand already how spectacularly immodest the factory's output was.
- It seemed like an immodest thing to admit, but I thought, ‘Maybe he's right.’
- Without sounding immodest, I have no trouble meeting men because I am quite regularly described as ‘a real looker’ and ‘easy on the eyes.’
- ‘At the risk of sounding immodest, I know that any history of Tamil cinema will be incomplete without at least a few chapters on my work,’ he asserts.
- Her act describes her rejection by strings of men for being too talkative and immodest, for her unwillingness to commit to caring for a potential husband's ailing mother, and, worst of all, for being a comedian.
- This was a reaction to the growing diffusion of wigs which attracted attention, and were considered immodest or brazen in both communities.
- This is a particularly noticeable thing about baboons, or perhaps it is what humans cannot avoid noticing - being so well trained to look down upon such immodest displays.
- Without being immodest, I have not played a single show where I didn't get close to a standing ovation.
- The standard condemnation of people who use ‘I’ too much is that they're too egocentric or immodest.
- Mine is an immodest, but by no means facetious, proposal.
- Don't worry - I don't think you need to worry about being immodest.
- They were dressed no differently from youngsters on the town during Spring break in Daytona Beach: casual slovenliness, shorts, short-shorts, t-shirts, highly immodest tops on the girls.
- I know there are many who will disagree, who will say these bare-bellied women are shameless and immodest, but I cannot agree.
- I worry more than most people about sounding immodest, but in this case, I'm not going to let that bother me, because I feel that we created a template that showed a lot of Hollywood what could be done.
- At the same time without being immodest, I would say we are the original reformers and nobody can take that away from us.
- In Victorian England, the sight of an ankle was immodest.
2(indecent)(behavior/suggestion) impúdico(behavior/suggestion) inmodesto(dress) poco recatado
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