In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(look/person/manner) halagador(manner/look/person) obsequiososhe gave an ingratiating little curtsey — hizo una pequeña reverencia obsequiosa
- He is outgoing, with the ingratiating manner of one destined for politics.
- He gave an ingratiating smile, hoping to catch Peter's fancy.
- Nevertheless, the ingratiating neoclassical idiom to one side, all of the works on this CD have the characteristic busy-ness and polish of any of Carter's works, whatever the period.
- Instead, with an ingratiating directness, he allows the audience to share a hardworking, yet playful, day in the lives of a group of Cuban peasants.
- But they do: the man with the ingratiating smile and the fawning manner becomes an axe-wielding, torch-burning murderer.
- His own brief career as a sex offender followed the same quiet, obsequious, ingratiating style, and he inflicted no physical violence on the boys involved.
- ‘Don't struggle, my dear girl,’ came his ingratiating voice.
- I was hopelessly early, the show was a benefit gig for the Teenage Cancer Trust and after a few minutes of conversation with an ingratiating steward it became painfully clear that she thought I was a patient.
- The officials say the most effective interrogation method involves a mix of psychological disorientation, physical deprivation, and ingratiating acts, all of which can take weeks or months.
- North Carolina's John Edwards boasts the Southern pedigree and ingratiating charm to match the president in the likeability sweepstakes.
- He was pleasant enough, forty-ish, with a soft voice, slightly ingratiating smile, an expression that suggested he expected life to hurt him.
- It is not surprising that such high-ranking courtiers ended up on the receiving end, rounding out their incomes with ingratiating tips and gifts.
- He needs to communicate authority and intimacy, to mix seriousness with an ingratiating humor; he wants to be respected and liked.
- I don't want to win the support of the Conservative group in the parliament in a wheedling, ingratiating or deal-making way, but because my colleagues acknowledge that I'm the best to lead that group.
- Bribes become a feature of everyday life for ordinary people, a means of ingratiating as much as an exchange at the margin.
- And that's an enormously ingratiating quality in any leader.
- Nor did he have an ingratiating, slimy, or arrogant manner.
- ‘Sorry to hurt your feelings,’ he shot back with an ingratiating smirk.
- Barney turned toward me with an ingratiating grin.
- So, you know, sometimes these men are very ingratiating and very charming and very lovable, and nobody is all bad or all good.
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