In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(voice/face/hair/figure) precioso(figure/hair/voice/face) bonito(figure/hair/voice/face) lindo Latin America(person/nature) encantador(person/nature) amoroso Latin Americawhat a lovely house! — ¡qué casa más preciosa / más bonita!
- some of the loveliest verses in English literature — algunos de los versos más hermosos de la literatura inglesa
- what a lovely baby! — ¡qué niño más rico / mono!
- the weather was lovely — hacía un tiempo buenísimo / precioso
- we had a lovely time — lo pasamos estupendo / muy bien
- this soup is lovely — esta sopa está riquísima / buenísima
- it was lovely to see them again — fue un gran placer volver a verlos
- And there it is, lovely to behold.
- He had taken a lovely, sweet, beautiful girl and hurt her terribly, all in the name of revenge.
- Again this sounds absolutely lovely, but who would end up paying for it in practice?
- I had a lovely evening with some tasty food, delicious wine and entertaining company.
- I watch their shows and they don't do anything to suggest that they're anything other than lovely people.
- It fit the bill perfectly and we had a lovely evening with wonderful food.
- Out back there was a lovely big garden with an orchard and a greenhouse.
- We have indulged in some mountain biking and hiking here which is always rewarded with lovely views.
- When I rang a few days later she was having a lovely time, marvelling particularly about the scenery.
- I especially enjoyed the train trip and the company of lovely people in the group.
- They were eating mangoes, which smelled lovely, and I said as much.
- Her eyes squint and her lips pulse making her laugh even more lovely to hear.
- It's in a fantastic location on the coast, with sea-views out of one side, and views over a lovely lake from the other.
- Despite all this, the cookies tasted lovely.
- Even when she was sick, Hector decided she looked quite lovely.
- She's lovely in person, but her speeches are a bit boring if you ask me.
- Night fell swiftly and the moon smiled upon the plantation that lovely August evening.
- This addition to the lake will add much to the area and will attract more people to view its lovely scenery.
- Those who made the effort to come along enjoyed a lovely meal and an enjoyable night.
- The cabins were located on the side of hill with lots of deck room, clean amenities inside and lovely views.
- It may not be four star like the one in Berlin, but it's a great deal nicer with a lovely view over the lake at breakfast.
- Emma is a really lovely girl, always smiling.
- He's always telling me how lovely Paris is and how it hardly ever rains there.
- Many lovely images were produced and participants were delighted with their craft work.
- She realised that now, confronted with this vast expanse of lovely, beautiful space.
- This was a very enjoyable experience for the choir and a lovely way to start Christmas Week.
- I'm going to see him, and some other lovely people, and I'm really very excited.
- The sun had set, and the sky was that lovely shade of blue between twilight and true night.
- He could see that Carmen had indeed been quite lovely a couple decades earlier.
- Plus, his shirt was nice and warm, like flannel, and it smelled lovely.
- I admit to having a crush on him - he has the most gorgeous brown eyes, a wonderful smile and a lovely sense of humour.
- The weather was lovely and an enjoyable time was had by all who participated.
- I was working with a really lovely girl who I get on with really well.
- Now he had a very lovely lady on his arm.
- My, don't you look absolutely lovely in that dress.
- The building looks lovely at the moment.
- However, I will often look at an article that my lovely wife recommends.
- Friday was a lovely day, and this route seemed so pleasant that I though it would be nice to walk into town this way on Saturday.
- There is nothing more enjoyable than playing on a well-kept grass court on a lovely day.
- The rooms are all comfortable, with lovely views out over Perthshire and down to the loch that gives the hotel its name.
2Britishit was lovely and warm by the fire — se estaba muy calentito / a gusto junto al fuego
- the coffee was lovely and strong — el café estaba bien fuerte, riquísimo
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