In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They didn't know me from Adam but they were so kind and considerate and generous despite their grief.
- We had a wonderful time and his family and friends were kind and generous toward me.
- It has been mentioned also tonight, and my own experience has been that he really is that kind of a gentle man, a very kind man, with a good sense of humor.
- Staff were really sweet and friendly, helpful, kind and generous.
- Think of how a kind word spoken at the right time, or a special card sent to someone lonely or hurting can lift their spirits.
- In its most direct form, hospitality refers to a kindness to visitors: a friendly welcome and a kind or generous treatment offered to guests or strangers.
- Anne was well known for her beautiful and unusual flower gardens and her very kind and generous nature.
- Well, when I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me.
- His friends mourned a kind and generous man as well as a great talent.
- So, I, being your benevolent, kind and generous friend, decided to get you a new cat for your birthday.
- He was also very kind to all the livestock in his care.
- Here I have friends and kind neighbours - only one lives very near, the others at least six miles away.
- And furthermore, he has mellowed a lot in his old age, and is very kind to everyone.
- He was the only one who had ever cared for her, who had ever spoken a kind word to her or bestowed a smile upon her.
- Good natured, kind and generous, Mary Ellen was held in great regard by all in the community.
- While on the cruise ship, I take pictures of those who have been especially kind to me, as they make nice memories for my cruise album.
- Ken, a reader and walker, has written a kind letter to me and has requested more routes south of York.
- Melissa, it's very kind of you to have given the dog a home, and given your husband the chance to have a dog.
- The Chaplain was kind and polite and tried his level best to be decent.
- Miller wrote me back later and said he liked the column despite his initial harsh response - which was kind of him.
1.1(of things)tipo masculineclase feminineof all kinds — de todo tipo
- what kind of house is it? — ¿qué tipo de casa es?
- I like the kind with walnuts in — me gustan las/los que tienen nueces
- it wasn't his kind of book — no era el tipo de libro que le gusta
- the usual kind of thing — lo de siempre
- and all that kind of thing — y todo eso
- what kind of talk is that? — ¿qué forma de hablar es esa?
- he has a business of some kind — tiene un negocio de algo
- buy her chocolates or something of that kind — cómprale bombones o algo por el estilo
- I didn't say anything of the kind — yo no dije nada semejante
- it was your fault — nothing of the kind! — fue culpa tuya — ¡en absoluto! / ¡nada de eso!
- Moreover, such approaches to assessment send students the message that higher education does not value certain kinds of thinking.
- We recognize four basic kinds of teeth in an individual's jaw, the incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.
- The opening credits are accompanied by upbeat, jaunty music - the kind that usually signals a comedy is on the way.
- Healing activities of many kinds form a central part of their church life and are open to all.
- This is probably the busiest month in the year with music of all kinds dominating the action.
- On a nearby table lay several bottles of finger paint, like the kind used in elementary schools.
- Can people still motivate themselves to vote if they only see these two kinds of politicians?
- Mind you chips, not the edible kind, were the order of the night as the punters gambled like crazy to make their fortune.
- Two kinds of writing by Seth Godin gives some quick, focused tips on how to write for different audiences.
- After the students have modeled both kinds of dinosaurs with their hands, have them locate both kinds of dinosaurs on the classification chart.
- Students who have these kinds of experiences know many ways to learn almost anything!
- I love all kinds of films, except the plotless kind with unconvincing acting, shoddy editing and duff music played on synths.
- It is one of those CD's that you want to keep playing and playing, the kind where you family tell you that they have heard it enough.
- I will deal with the first kind of case in this section, and the second kind in the next section.
- He didn't seem the kind of guy who would just get talking to a stranger.
- Oldham's Bangladeshi community enjoyed traditional music of a different kind as Scottish bagpipes entertained crowds in Westwood.
- Choose dark or whole-wheat bread over the white kind - likewise for rice and pasta.
- The kinds of wine and food served for a fine dining experience will depend on your budget.
- Yoghurts, as we all know are often part of a dieter's menu, specifically the kind that are very reduced in fat content.
- We try to compensate for our natural sinfulness by performing good works of various kinds.
1.2(of people)clase femininetipo masculineshe's not that kind of girl — no es de esas
- I can't stand that kind of person / those kind of people — no aguanto a ese tipo de gente
- what kind of a fool do you take me for? — ¿tú te crees que soy tonta?
- what kind of (a) person is she? — ¿qué tipo de persona es?
- what kind of a father are you? — ¿qué clase de padre eres?
- she's the kind of person who knows what she wants — es de las que saben lo que quieren
- they're not really our kind of people — no son gente como uno
- he didn't even apologize — his kind never do — ni siquiera se disculpó — los de su calaña nunca lo hacen
2(sth approximating to)especie feminineshe was overcome by a kind of yearning — la invadió una especie de añoranza
- I had a kind of (a) feeling he'd be there — presentía que iba a estar allí
- payment in kind — pago en especie
- it's a difference in degree, not in kind — es una diferencia cuantitativa y no cualitativa
- he repaid their insolence in kind — les pagó su insolencia con la misma moneda
- he repaid their generosity in kind — correspondió a su generosidad de la misma manera
- kind of
- he seemed kind of stupid — parecía como tonto
- I kind of thought he would — no sé por qué, pero pensé que lo haría
- is she pretty? — kind of, I suppose — ¿es bonita? — no está mal, digo yo
- it was kind of interesting to watch how they did it — fue bastante interesante ver cómo lo hacían
- of a kind
- they served a meal, of a kind — sirvieron una especie de comida, si se le puede llamar así
- three of a kind — tres del mismo palo
- they're two of a kind — son tal para cual
1(gesture/offer) amablehe's very kind — es muy buena persona
- what a kind thought! — ¡qué amabilidad!
- she has a kind heart — tiene buen corazón
- to be kind to sb
- she's always been kind to me — siempre ha sido muy amable conmigo / se ha portado muy bien conmigo
- life has been kind to him — la vida lo ha tratado bien
- it's very kind to your skin — no daña la piel
- it was kind of you to help — muchas gracias por su ayuda / ha sido usted muy amable
- he was kind enough to drive me to the station — tuvo la gentileza de llevarme a la estación
- would you be kind enough to / so kind as to accompany me? — ¿tendría la amabilidad de acompañarme?
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