In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1propensión femininepropensity to sth — propensión a algo
- he has a propensity to exaggerate — tiene propensión a exagerar
- The government has long since given up trying to reduce the propensity to commit crime.
- If this were any other job, and we were looking these men's resumes, we would want to know what skills and propensities and types of character they had displayed in these formative years of their lives.
- This leads to an adverse impact on the propensity to save and the domestic accumulation of capital.
- For the majority of young people, a propensity to blush is a natural, if embarrassing, aspect of adolescence.
- On the other side of the coin, restrictive policies bring about an inhibiting econo-socio-political environment, which restrains the blossoming of a society's natural propensities.
- Towards the end of his reign he showed an increasing propensity for paranoia.
- Given my propensities and proclivities, I do not know how, in this symbolic sense, I could have spent the inception of the millennium in a more meaningful way.
- That propensity to be overwhelmed by external stimuli also means she is unable to drive.
- Others find her propensity for tacky glamour and ostentatious lack of decent clothing a little too much to bear.
- Now with the increased propensity of sloth in my lifestyle, I am getting out of shape.
- Those that succeed do so with grace and with what seems to be a natural propensity to invent.
- In the battle for customers, a propensity to boast loudly and publicly about rate cuts is not always matched by a desire to cut profits.
- But the hardy little device was now safe from his propensity to overwork it and from my hysteria.
- Every advance in knowledge has to be earned by a painful struggle against our spontaneous propensity for ignorance.
- It's not particularly attractive or impressive and it has the propensity to fall over when it gets too tall for its pot.
- Their propensity for misalignment and poor passing was only exceeded by their ability to kick good ball away.
- I was not always a good person, and there's a part of everyone that has a propensity to do bad.
- He doesn't suffer fools gladly and has a propensity for telling the truth.
- It is better to look for those tulips with a natural propensity for repeat performance.
- The main problem here is the propensity of the land to flood, and Edinburgh council are still debating the best solutions.
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