In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1quizá(s)tal vezperhaps they'll come later — puede que vengan más tarde
- perhaps she didn't hear me — quizá(s) / tal vez / a lo mejor no me oyó
- he waited for perhaps half an hour — esperó, tal vez / quizá(s) media hora
- are you coming out tonight? — perhaps — ¿vas a salir esta noche? — quizá(s) / tal vez / a lo mejor
- The film has been missing in action ever since and perhaps now we know the reason.
- We have perhaps not seen the definitive version of the car yet - and certainly not of the engine.
- Irish patience is wearing thin, but perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel?
- But perhaps more than ever there are many moorland paths overgrown with the heather.
- Some want to question, to weigh up the alternatives, to perhaps seek a second opinion.
- The game is said to be good for two players as well as maybe four and perhaps as many as five can play it.
- Refugees would require a bit of training and perhaps a few weeks' worth of labor.
- In short, we still believe, perhaps more than ever, that literature is political.
- Ahead I see it, a sea tree, perhaps the first ever to be observed by a diver.
- Extreme acceleration is definitely a possibility, and perhaps even inevitable.
- I feel like I've been drifting a bit, perhaps sitting back and taking it all in too much.
- The weather patterns suggest that we will have a winter season, perhaps a good one.
- Any attempt to strive for a better life is likely to be viewed with scorn and perhaps even presented as dangerous.
- Just for the record, I am not brave, perhaps a bit foolhardy, and just as scared of dying as the next man.
- The polls say he can't win, he says, with that glint that suggests perhaps he can.
- It would simply give someone else the power to pay bills, perhaps for a credit card, from their account.
- I receive perhaps four or five such requests during the course of a typical week.
- It was time to learn just who that other man was, and perhaps what sort of task he had been requested to perform.
- So perhaps the entangled cards do not have any colour prior to their measurement.
- He kissed her more urgently now, as though she was the only woman he had ever loved, and perhaps she was.
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