In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(simulation, display)her air of confidence is a pretense — ese aire de seguridad suyo es fingido / no es más que una fachada
- let's drop this pretense! — ¡vamos a dejarnos de fingir!
- I can't keep up the pretense any longer — no puedo seguir fingiendo / disimulando
- pretense of sth/ -ing
- he soon saw through their pretense of ignorance — no tardó en darse cuenta de que su ignorancia era fingida
- to make a pretense of sth — fingir algo
- they made a pretense of being concerned — hicieron como si les preocupara
- he made no pretense of impartiality — no disimuló su parcialidad
- under (the) pretense of wanting to help — con el pretexto de querer ayudar
- under false pretenses — de manera fraudulenta
2.1(claim)pretense ( to sth)
- a man with little pretense to genius — un hombre que dista mucho de ser un genio
- he makes no pretense to virtue — no pretende ser virtuoso
2.2(pretentiousness)pretensión feminineshe is totally lacking in pretense — no es nada pretenciosa
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