In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1amablebuenosimpáticoyou're too nice — te pasas de bueno informal
- he's a very nice person — es muy majo
- she did it in the nicest possible way — lo hizo con mucha delicadeza
- to be nice about sth
- to be nice to sb — ser amable con algn
- it was entirely our fault, but he was very nice about it — fue todo por culpa nuestra, pero él estuvo muy comprensivo
- she's very nice to me — es muy amable conmigo
- how nice of you to ask us — muchas gracias por invitarnos
- Mr Nice Guy — Don Perfecto
- People being nice to me, pretty girls trying to be my friend, it didn't happen every day.
- I was very nice to the guy who called, after all, he was just the survey taker.
- She was so nice to people she met too, signing autographs for everyone.
- This guy who I keep telling you about, he's nice to me again and talks to me like such a good friend.
- The girls loved Chris, the guys were cool with him, and he was relatively nice to every person he met.
- How could an evil guy like Prince Jonas be friends with such a nice person as Adrian?
- I wasn't going to be mean, because he was too nice of a person to make a snappy comment towards.
- I think people are too nice to make too big a thing about it.
- But they're so nice to be around and I don't feel bad about myself when they're near.
- Ray says he's a nice guy, but people are starting to get upset with him because he never turns off his cellphone.
- He was especially nice to Mimi, whom he treated with a gentle solicitude both on and off camera, exactly how he must have been with Takako.
- People were nice to me; they smiled, they laughed, they asked me how I was.
- I used to think that everything could be solved by people being nice to each other.
- People were nice to me and also I am always good to the Japanese people when they come to America.
- His writing is amazing and he is the first blogger I read - but not a nice guy on a personal level.
- There's a saying that if someone is nice to you and mean to the waiter, then he's not really a very nice person.
- I got it from a friend of mine; she was really nice to make it for me.
- I mean, if you look like a nice guy, people are going to trust you.
- People are very nice to you and you get a chance to live a very interesting and exciting life.
- They're always nice to all of us and they try to understand our problems and help us deal with them.
1.2(attractive, appealing)(face/dress/place) bonito(place/dress/face) lindo Latin America(food) bueno(food) ricoyou look very nice today! — ¡estás / te ves muy buen mozo hoy! Latin America
- you look very nice in that suit — ese traje te queda muy bien
- the fish is very nice — el pescado está muy bueno / rico
- the soup smells nice — la sopa huele bien
- this is a nice mess we're in! — ¡nos hemos metido en una buena!
- Isn't there something nice and satisfying about the feel of a new roll of kitchen foil?
- The film is billed as a romance, but the two travellers spend too long exchanging pleasantries and being nice to each other to get any sparks going.
- The majority of men will always find images of attractive women nice to look at.
- It was nice to see them and we had a pleasant afternoon and evening.
- By way of an experiment you could always try being nice to us - you might be pleasantly surprised.
- If it has attractive art and nice looking parts I'm much more inclined to give it a try.
- While it would have been nice to get two wins in Victoria, Mason was satisfied with his team's play.
- It would be nice to make the town more attractive to its residents.
- We didn't win but it was nice to have been accepted on our first attempts.
- While it would be nice to be able to cure everything with a nice, neat, simple solution, life is not like that.
- Previously for coastal France I've only been to the Med and it is nice to see waves again; they make a beach complete.
- I still think it must be nice to be so accepted, so certain of who and what you are, but that's not me.
- If estate agents were in charge, there'd be none of this - it'd be something nice, pleasant and attractive.
- A nice attractive business district around the station was a far cry from Detroit.
- Jackson gave the thumbs up sign, and let a nice, big, satisfied grin sweep over his face.
- She's one of those fun, lovely, nice to know, but never-to-be-relied-upon types.
- Individually I dare say they are all sweet and lovely and nice to their kids and help the old folks across the roads.
- Simply add a spoonful or two of yoghurt to your green lettuce to get a nice quick and satisfying snack.
- A one-day game is like a nice film - briefly satisfying, but seldom remaining long in the memory.
- It's nice to entertain the crowd and I certainly try to do that if I get in, but that's not the main focus.
1.3(enjoyable)(walk/surprise) agradable(walk/surprise) lindo Latin Americadid you have a nice vacation? — ¿disfrutaste de las vacaciones?
- it's nice to have met you — me alegro de haberlo conocido
2I had a nice hot shower — me di una buena ducha caliente
- her apartment is nice and cozy/sunny — tiene un apartamento muy / de lo más acogedor/muy / de lo más soleado
- nice and slow — bien despacito
3(respectable, decent)he seemed such a nice boy — parecía tan buen chico
- it isn't a very nice area — es un barrio bastante feo
4(skilful)(job/move/shot) buenonice work! — ¡así me gusta!
5.1(fine, subtle)(detail/point/distinction) sutil(distinction/detail/point) fino
- It is not the sort of nonsense that can arise even in the best system of law out of the need to draw nice distinctions between borderline cases.
- In fact, I doubt that the nice distinction which Mr Mostyn sought to draw will be capable of identification in most cases.
- It is a nice point, and it is for that reason that I am anxious to obtain your opinion.
- I think you really made a nice point.
- But she is nice and coy.
- The figure of Justice, you know, is represented with a balance to weigh out to every one his due, with nice and scrupulous exactness.
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