In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(gently)(rebuke) suavemente(rebuke) gentilmente
- I'd always be mildly irritated and try to ignore it.
- But I was mildly put off, and somewhat challenged.
- She said that she has been thinking about how she feels about her father, and while she feels mildly aggrieved, she is unable to feel any true anger.
- His voice is mildly nasal, mildly ironic, and in general, mild.
- Some people find incessant talking mildly annoying.
- Second, at the same time, I'm somewhat surprised and mildly appalled that this story hasn't generated a lot of buzz in the blogosphere.
- ‘My intention was to abstain on the matter of the landscape lighting,’ I said mildly.
- ‘Give me your name,’ the man said mildly, smiling at Chris in a polite manner.
- All this having been said, consider the possibility of mildly challenging the parent who admits to turning the decision over to the child.
- ‘I've never thought there was too much in that,’ said Toby mildly.
2(slightly)(uncomfortable) ligeramentea mildly ironic tone — un tono levemente irónico
- I talked slowly, coolly, just barely managing to keep my voice light and only mildly curious.
- The women were mildly curious, yes, but after some brief excitement, they knew they had no answers.
- She seems only mildly, politely interested in my world.
- But I was mildly curious about the link, so I went and looked at the page.
- Unlike most others of its kind, it seemed mildly curious, coming closer as the morning went by.
- She had large dark brown doe eyes and a mildly soft voice.
- I'm also still mildly sore from Saturday's little walk.
- But I have made a curious and mildly embarrassing discovery.
- Spice up pub nights with your anecdotes, amaze friends and family with facts from your lectures, and expand the ranks of the mildly curious.
- I was quite amused at the formality and mildly curious at what the experience would be like.
- They seem mildly curious about my disgraceful lack of composure.
- She glided over to him, her best mildly curious look on her face.
- Yet, going to their house could be mildly upsetting.
- I wasn't overly sleepy, just mildly lazy during the day.
- If you're fascinated (or just mildly curious) about birds and their habits, this is a must-see.
- This topic deserves more serious attention than a mildly humorous rundown.
- Darien forced his face to look mildly curious.
- Barry did have a nice singing voice, but overall I found her piece mildly creepy.
- The MO and I looked at each other in a mildly confused manner.
- Grace threw a mildly curious look at the library doors before heading to her study.
3(acidic) ligeramentea mildly spiced sauce — una salsa no muy picante / fuerte
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