In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1simplementesolamentesoloit's merely a formality — no es más que una formalidad
- she merely has to raise her voice and he … — no tiene más que levantar la voz y él …
- I merely asked her name — simplemente le pregunté cómo se llamaba
- he merely smiled — se limitó a sonreír
- he's not merely brilliant, he's a genius — no es simplemente brillante, es un genio
- It would be easy to conclude that his politics were merely window dressing for mayhem.
- He said he pointed it at her and pulled the trigger merely in order to scare her, but a bullet was fired.
- Instead of the body of a book, Horn merely offers us the picture and the poetry beneath.
- Are we going to see more police on the beat for example, or are we merely funding more pensions?
- The boys had merely had a few drinks and a wee singsong, and things had gone slightly awry.
- It will merely alert everyone else on the bus to the fact that you are irredeemably selfish.
- Something that works as a wonder drug on an animal might kill you, or merely have no effect at all.
- Unfortunately, without wishing to speak ill of him, let me merely say he is a lawyer.
- Their seaside conference was pencilled in as merely a stroll towards a second term.
- He merely savours his secret and waits until he can return, taking the boy water and food.
- It is not merely a question of blurring the lines between public and private life.
- It is not enough to merely imply that the whole thing is such a mess that you could not possibly do any worse.
- I would say to your readers that I am a fond cat lover and I am merely making a valid point.
- So if there are no eardrums around to be vibrated, there is no sound, merely waves in the air.
- There has been much speculation that the Lions are merely keeping it all under wraps.
- It seems clear that its problems will not be solved merely by a makeover of what is already there.
- Unfortunately he is merely the head of a rabble of warlords who are firmly rooted in the past.
- It was no longer possible merely to turn up at the door on a whim, because you felt like a giggle all of a sudden.
- On opening the bag the victim found that it merely contained two bottles of water.
- They are now no longer pretty and sweet enough to carry it off and begin to look merely desperate.
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