In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1maternalshe's the motherly type — es muy maternal
- Her own daughters would undoubtedly have laughed at how motherly she sounded.
- Jane, oddly, was showing her motherly instincts as she rubbed each of their backs with her hand.
- His is a tale of jealousy, envy and treachery, but also of motherly love, shrewdness and adventure.
- There are the same anxieties, the same pains and disappointments but those motherly instincts are still there.
- The woman, from whom he got his blue eyes and brown hair, immediately took him into a tight motherly hug.
- She also plays a motherly role to her nieces and nephews, since she considers them her own.
- A short, plump and positively motherly lady appeared in the doorway, ushering us in.
- The older woman waved even as she welcomed her son home with a motherly hug.
- Mia muttered something to her, and then she looked at me, her green eyes looking at me in a motherly sort of way.
- I probably got a motherly smack on the back of the legs for the escapade.
- She was highly protective of him, in an almost motherly way, although she was only three years older than him.
- Her appearance was motherly, and she had an aura about her that just seemed to welcome Katherine in.
- She smiled and placed her hand on his cheek in a motherly sort of gesture, thanking him again for the Merlot.
- Many women are torn between their nationalism and motherly instincts.
- She smiled understandingly, tucking some hair behind my ear in an almost motherly sort of way.
- Katrina and Shannon were giggling like little children while Judith acted with motherly affection.
- Anna placed a comforting, motherly hand on her shoulder, making her look up.
- Beth is distant and cold to Conrad, unable to show him the type of motherly love he needs and desires.
- She was a lovely, motherly old lady with a mane of white hair wound into a compact bun.
- Kidnappers just do not put up with disapproving glances and motherly clucks.
- And her motherly demeanor makes it easier for other staff members to seek her advice.
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