In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(happiness, satisfaction)placer masculinethe pursuit of pleasure — la búsqueda del placer
- it's a pleasure to listen to her — es un placer / da gusto escucharla
- to find / take pleasure in sth — disfrutar con algo
- to take pleasure in hurting others — disfrutar / regodearse hiriendo a los demás
- I get a lot of pleasure out of reading — disfruto muchísimo leyendo
- before noun the pleasure principle — el principio de placer
- pleasure seeker — hedonista
- Everyone present expressed satisfaction, approval, pleasure and delight at being in attendance.
- Being happy and feeling pleasure are good things that you need not ever deny yourself.
- What I want to do is to give my customers the satisfaction and pleasure.
- Perhaps if he had been more concerned with self-advancement he might not have fallen into obscurity - but would he then have produced such happy music for our pleasure?
- There was no uncertainty, no wavering, no hesitation, nor was there any mirth, any pleasure, any satisfaction.
- Like pleasure, virtue is sought for its own sake.
- Sometimes your only compensation will be the satisfaction and pleasure of your own personal achievements; it may not be your placings.
- Canace had smiled in joy and pleasure, although she didn't completely understand.
- He crossed the line rubbing his hands together gleefully, with all the pure pleasure of a happy 15 year old boy.
- More blood two days before the party gave her the boost she needed, and left us all with a happy memory of her pleasure.
- Do you think that I would do this for my own satisfaction or pleasure?
- One gains the greatest type of satisfaction and pleasure from doing the right thing, and as a result the two choices merge into one.
- People pet cats because giving another being pleasure is satisfying; the genius of cats is simply to be willing to be honest about how good it feels to be petted.
- She acquired other things but instead of regarding these things as possessions which defined who she was, she saw them as things which simply gave her satisfaction and pleasure.
- The good is not mere satisfaction or pleasure, but that which satisfies a person as a human.
- Grossly immoral standards are portrayed as if they are the norm and will bring utmost satisfaction and pleasure.
- But now I've got doctors helping me so I'm really dispensable in so many ways and so what I do I do just for my own satisfaction and pleasure.
- But the ability to give grandiose expression to excessive sentiment must offer some satisfaction, some pleasure.
- If you were to do that, then you'd see that this is a delightful family film with enough gentle pleasure to satisfy both the children and the parents.
- It was an expression of satisfaction and pleasure; he could glean that much from the swirling and shifting of her mental aura.
1.2(in polite formulas)with pleasure — con mucho gusto
- it is with the greatest pleasure that we … — tenemos el gran placer de …
- thank you — (it's) my pleasure — gracias — de nada / no hay de qué, ha sido un placer
- may I have the pleasure of this dance? — ¿me concede esta pieza?
- I don't believe I've had the pleasure — no creo haber tenido el placer / el gusto
- Mr John Smith requests the pleasure of your company at … — John Smith tiene el placer de invitar a Vd a …
- it gives me great pleasure to introduce … — es un placer para mí presentarles …
- it gives me no pleasure to have to tell you this — lamento / siento mucho tener que decirte esto
2.1(recreation, amusement)placer masculineI play just for pleasure — toco solo porque me gusta
- before noun pleasure craft — embarcación de recreo
- pleasure cruise — crucero de placer
- pleasure garden — parque de diversiones
- pleasure trip — viaje de placer
- Five lounges exist for entertainment pleasure, including a show lounge offering live music, a sports bar and grille, and a coffee bar lounge.
- Attempts to create a more patriotic and disciplined culture soon reshaped what remained of popular pleasure and entertainment.
- It is giving away, or not indulging in, pleasure for entertainment's sake.
- The only way to do that is to attract people to visit the town for pleasure and entertainment and to create wealth by providing employment.
- Glasgow has become a place of leisure, pleasure and entertainment.
- There's a problem here, an interesting one if one is concerned about reading as an act of pleasure as opposed to literature as a field of scholarship.
- The Field with its cast of classical characters in an epic setting is sure to be an evening of entertainment and pleasure not to be missed.
- People have been skiing since 3000BC, but the birth of modern skiing - for pleasure rather than necessity - only began in the late nineteenth century.
- He allowed no expenditure for entertainments or pleasure.
- On the second conception, all we want, when we want to be happy, is pleasure.
- The family shared Calvin's view that ‘we cannot avoid those things, which seem to serve pleasure rather than necessity’.
- Parents want more from their children's entertainment than mere pleasure.
- The toy is a tool for pleasure, leisure, and entertainment.
- Some parts of the building are for entertainment, pleasure, and relaxation; others for work and for meeting outsiders.
- This seems quite strange to the modern sensibility, which associates organised travel purely with relaxation and pleasure.
- We must think of ourselves, not in terms of the satisfaction we get, from what we eat, or enjoy as pleasure, or entertainment today.
- I'm becoming a master of the Friday early night/lie-in combo right now, although this is more out of necessity than pleasure, sadly.
- Yet by far the overwhelming majority of vacationers travel for pleasure.
- Read it for all the same reasons that you would read the novels - for boundless entertainment and for pure pleasure.
- It turns obligation into pleasure, a daily necessity into a celebration.
2.2(source of happiness)placer masculineshe introduced him to the pleasures of good food — lo inició en los placeres de la buena mesa
- Jane is a real pleasure to teach — da gusto / es un verdadero placer darle clases a Jane
- it's a great pleasure having you back — estamos encantados de tenerlo una vez más entre nosotros
- it was a pleasure — fue un placer
- He was a precocious genius, became famous very early, and for a while tasted society life and the pleasure of entertainment and diversion.
- I now have a wonderful boyfriend, and it is my great pleasure to make him happy in every way I can.
- Eating disorders are an example of the loss of the ability to be satisfied with the simplest pleasure of life.
- It is undoubtedly true that the pleasures of smoking are derived from the actions of nicotine on the central nervous system.
- This also embraces your innate inclination towards the leisurely enjoyment of life's pleasures.
- They have an inclination for pleasures and they desire to revel in them for ever.
- The central pleasure of a truly satisfying memoir is the narrator's ability to reflect, artfully and persuasively.
- She lacked a vision of enjoyment of life's pleasures as obedience to the divine will.
- This movie was one of the unexpected pleasures of the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Having said that, the film is not without its pleasures, most of which derive from the casting.
- But we also get the social pleasures of drink, as hobby and recreation, as lifestyle choice.
- I resist the view that the pleasures of fiction derive from its purely thought-experimental aspects.
- Not only does a garden bring some of the pleasures of rural life to the city, with a variety of plant life, it will also attract wildlife.
- His own interest in food lay in the pleasures to be derived from it.
- For Dr Hall, one of the festival's great pleasures is seeing these friends of Jorvik arrive each year.
- For your reading pleasure, we are happy to publish a few of the more reasoned responses from a group of very grown up, brave and clear-headed individuals.
- She also had the satisfaction and pleasure of having a rare bird's-eye-view of the city's landscape.
- This is the week to indulge in your fondness for sports and pleasures, but beware of scandals.
- But do not renounce the pleasure of being happy and of making for happiness in this.
- All we will feel is a pang of regret for the times when sport seemed such good company, giving us so many pleasures.
3formal(choice, in UK)at your pleasure — cuando (usted) guste
- to be detained during Her/His Majesty's pleasure — quedar detenido indefinidamente a discreción del Ministerio del Interior
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