In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1there's a knack to making omelettes — hacer tortillas tiene su chiste Mexico
- I'll never get the knack of this! — ¡nunca le voy a agarrar la onda a esto!
- he has the knack of explaining things simply — tiene el don de saber explicarse con sencillez
- he has a / the knack of disappearing when he's needed — siempre se las arregla para desaparecer cuando uno lo necesita
- she has a knack of / for getting into trouble — tiene una habilidad especial para meterse en líos
- He has the knack of sharing information in a readable and entertaining way, so that the subject does not seem too technical and boring.
- And he proved that he hadn't lost his knack for charming his audience.
- He also has the rare knack for getting the players around him to lift their game.
- My father had a knack for making a total stranger feel very comfortable in his presence.
- He has a real knack for picking projects that are a little off the beaten track, but guaranteed to be interesting.
- Graham Greene has an uncanny knack for keeping his readers on the edge of their seats.
- Postle has a knack for combining slapstick comedy and pathos, which is very effective in this instance.
- What sets him apart is his knack for storytelling and his sense of humour.
- He had always had an uncanny knack for seeing things before they actually happened.
- To say that he has a knack for being at the right place at the right time would be an understatement.
- He found work as a freelance consultant for engineering companies and soon discovered he had a knack for it.
- The actor Ian Ogilvy's debut novel shows that he has a knack for writing for children.
- She had a knack for teaching people how to enjoy the simple things in life.
- According to sports analyst Greg Gumbel, Harris has " a real knack for the game".
- During this campaign he displayed one of his greatest skills, the knack of surrounding himself with the right people.
- Conducting is a special knack and I discovered that I possessed it.
- The band certainly have a knack for writing melodies that seem like newly discovered classics.
- Moreover, he's got a happy knack of presenting complex ideas in an accessible, engaging and entertaining way.
- However, it's also difficult and time-consuming, and it takes a special knack which few scientists have.
- Her voice is immensely beautiful and can lift you out of a blue mood, but more importantly, she has the knack of making you empathize with her subject matter.
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