In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(merry)(person) jovial(person) alegre(laugh/tune) alegrehe was in a jolly mood — estaba de muy buen talante
- On-board entertainment including the relentlessly jolly children's club and the cabaret kept us busy until bedtime.
- So it is a bit odd that the nations choose to come here for a jolly festival of running, jumping and splashing about.
- I try to always send him out the door happy and looking forward to his day and encourage him to be cheerful and jolly.
- Oh, it's been a jolly time, all those years laughing and talking and partying with Steve.
- The conservatory was bright with warmth and a jolly mood.
- Arian was getting up to leave when a jolly looking, red headed giant of a man with sparkling gray eyes entered the room.
- It wasn't like it was a big walk in the park, everybody was happy and jolly all the time and talking about their next project.
- Tis the season to be jolly, yet somehow this is also the season to be socially responsible.
- He clapped with a jolly laugh as he emerged from the darkness.
- Sing-alongs, puppets and a pinch of magic all make for a jolly time at the theatre and a happy ending of course.
- A pristine set - punctuated with jolly crowd banter is what one comes to expect from Reuben, and they never fail to deliver.
- He's laughing down the phone and it's a pity I can't see him smile, because on his dust-jackets he looks such a jolly fellow.
- Evoking the jolly spirit of regattas the rowing centre has a festive functionalism that sits lightly on the earth.
- He had a jolly laugh and his belly shook when he was really amused by something, and his wise old eyes lit up with mischief right before he'd ask you a riddle.
- Another book signing and talk with hundreds of cheerful, jolly people.
- He was a jolly young fellow and always seemed to be happy and smiling.
- He presented each child with a certificate of achievement and his jolly and good humoured manner went down a treat with all.
- He smiled, jolly creases appearing on his chubby face.
- He has a jolly, ready laugh and mannerisms like an absentminded professor.
- Bizarrely the poster shows a jolly, alfresco party, possibly by an unseen pool.
- Back at base, Alec arrives looking his usual jolly self, full of anticipation and excitement about the coming evening as he chats with the rest of the crew.
- We see commercials and movies where everyone's so damn happy and jolly.
- The reaction it brought in cinemas was a jolly laugh.
- And she knows just how tough it will be not being able to join in the jolly banter on a busy evening.
- He is a jolly soul, smiling at every opportunity and applauding his opponents' shots as if having a knockabout in the park.
- Mykela was remembered as a jolly little angel, full of life and mischief.
- Before it was a happy, jolly place and now it is like Fort Knox.
- It's almost sad that Mad Mel is on holiday, her reactions to such a jolly entertainment would be a treat.
- But, he remembers, there was that place in Wales where, as a student, he and his friends had that jolly time, and where the landlady was so accommodating.
- Parents and children sit in a circle, sing songs, play instruments - drums are, perhaps not surprisingly, very popular - enjoy a few musical games and generally have a jolly time.
- She was all very jolly and laughing and joking with us and over a quarter of an hour we learned quite a bit about her and that she was waiting to see a doctor there.
- Gatlin entertained rich clients with his jolly wit.
- His family described Michael this week as a jolly, happy little lad, who had just turned two years old on May 3 last.
2Britishdated, informal(pleasant)we got together and it was all very jolly — nos reunimos y lo pasamos muy bien
- the jolly old school — el viejo y querido colegio
1it's a jolly good thing I came — menos mal que vine
- you were jolly lucky! — ¡qué suerte tuviste!
- you'll do as you're jolly well told! — ¡tú harás lo que se te diga y sanseacabó!
- I've finished — jolly good! — ya he terminado — ¡muy bien! / ¡estupendo!
- it's jolly difficult — es superdifícil
1I had to jolly him into going — tuve que insistir para que se animara a ir
- to jolly sb along — animar a algn
1viajecito pagado masculine informalto get one's jollies from sth — obtener placer de algo
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