In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(boldness)atrevimiento masculineosadía feminineaudacia feminineit was pure presumption on his part — fue un atrevimiento / una osadía de su parte
- the presumption of the man! — ¡qué atrevimiento!
- I assume my reputation for arrogant presumption precedes me, so I'll be anything but brief.
- Your arrogance, presumption, and ego come through very clearly in this message.
- I find fault with this presumption; it disrespects the chasm.
- It would have been the height of arrogance, presumption, everything my mother specifically taught me not to do.
- Even in this day and age, presumption and self-importance have their limits!
- It is one thing to seek to excuse Machiavelli's cynicism and cruelty on the grounds that he was a man of his time - a victim as well as an architect of Renaissance arrogance and presumption.
- Which will probably teach me something about arrogance and presumption.
- An article here sums up pretty well my own response to such outrageous presumption.
- That is arrogant presumption to insist that some authors and works deserve to be declared meritorious as a matter of fairness.
- A breathtaking and galling presumption - after all that we have gone through this last decade or so.
- Of all the arrogant presumption, to look down at someone who had suffered and achieved as he had…
- Those kids worked to get where they are, remember, and modern educational theory won't stand for that sort of upstart presumption.
- I can't convince people there is a God and I really have no desire to, except in moments of arrogant presumption that somehow my knowledge is better than that of others.
2(assumption)suposición femininepresunción femininethe presumption is that one of them was a spy — se supone que uno de ellos era espía
- presumption of innocence — presunción de inocencia
- In London a spokesman for the Lord Chancellor's office said family law cases in England and Wales were generally heard in camera, although there was no presumption that they had to be.
- Knowing the difference between assumption and deduction, and between presumption and proof, can alter one's outlook and transform an electorate.
- Now there's a very strong presumption that they must get a sentence for public protection, which is in fact life.
- Both have said they are making no presumption about whether he is guilty or innocent - but are concerned he has been held for so long with no charge.
- It is as if it has no real value outside the ‘original context’ and that is a very false presumption.
- In the view of the Greens, that presumption cannot be justified.
- The presumption that everyone in Brisbane follows the Broncos is nonsense… and the number of Bulldogs fans at Lang Park last Sunday surely confirm that.
- The presumption is that everyone who is required to appear before a tribunal has their costs paid by the state, whether there is a finding against them or not.
- My own personal presumption is innocence until proven guilty.
- Apparently the act of binding the baby tightly to itself in strips of fabric is reassuring for babies, although the evidence for this seems to lie more in presumption than science.
- The presumption must be that anyone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty.
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