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(to more than one person, silent)(street) silenciosoisn't it quiet in here! — ¡qué silencio hay aquí!
- be quiet! — (to one person) ¡cállate!
- I couldn't keep the children quiet — no logré que los niños mantuvieran silencio
- he gave them money to keep them quiet — les pagó para que no hablasen / para que se callaran
- Even at these speeds, engine noise was quiet, with only small amounts of road and wind noise.
- One resident, who did not want to be named, said she had lived in the street for 11 years and it was a lovely, quiet place to live.
- You can reduce this noise by selecting quiet equipment or by mounting the unit on a noise-absorbing base.
- The company has been through a quiet period over the past few years with few new models, but that is all changing with no fewer than a dozen new models due to arrive in the next five years.
- Situated on a quiet road off Botanic Avenue, this period property is close to numerous shops, schools and amenities.
- The only noise in the car was the whisperings of the two in the back seat and the quiet rumble of the engine.
- This is the second year in a row that the quiet period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day has been shattered by a disaster.
- House prices in east-central Scotland rallied at the end of last year despite a traditionally quiet period for sales, new figures reveal.
- She awoke to the sound of shuffling feet and many muffled voices whispering in tones too quiet to be heard clearly.
- He kept his disappointments to himself, a quiet murmur of disapproval usually being as far as it went.
- Microphones can suffer from distortion with very loud signals or from noise with very quiet signals.
- It's a quiet place and I like to be in a quiet place after a day's work.
- When you really want to talk to someone you want to sit together in a quiet place and talk, not to be in the midst of a crowd of other people.
- Already, she could hear the quiet, muffled noise of violins and people talking.
- By the time the outcome is known, we will have entered the traditionally quiet summer period that usually lasts from May to September.
- He woke up with a start and realized that he had heard a quiet noise outside his door.
- The house was relatively quiet except for the noise coming from the kitchen.
- Rich foliage, soft lighting and the quiet hum of the other diners' conversations create a welcoming ambience.
- The air was hot, the night still, and, but for the gentle noises of the river, all was quiet.
- It gives apprentices exposure to different employers and employers some flexibility during quiet periods of inactivity.
- Yet, not all places were quiet and devoid of activity on Tuesday.
- Roman Lancashire was a quiet place, but not the back water that some historians have made of it.
- Even yesterday, when the roads were relatively quiet, stationary traffic stretched the length of Kingshill.
- That has changed as the island has tried to transform its carnival into an event which will bring visitors to the island during a usually quiet period.
- As well as giving an impressive blend of performance and economy, the new engine is also quiet.
- No more out in the garden for a bit of peace and quiet, just noise and pollution.
- The place is quiet, and I'm kinda excited to have my space back, but not excited enough to be glad they're gone.
- The first thing that strikes you is the contrast between the quiet and loud noises.
- Until yesterday, this was a quiet place, even while the people on either side were clearly distressed by a new and awkward tension.
- Earphones are put over your ears and quiet clicking noises are played to each ear.
- Even at this speed the engine was still quiet and there was no road noise; only some intrusive wind noise detracted from the overall silence.
- A soft noise came from inside, a quiet shuffling and a low muttering.
- He pulled the trembling girl into his arms, smoothing her hair and making quiet shushing noises.
- It's a snug, quiet place with terraced lawns leading down to the Island's best sandy beaches.
- There is something very peaceful and satisfying about the sound of their quiet munching and the noise of their feet on frosty grass.
- She also blames the row on the media desperately looking for an argument in the quiet holiday period.
- According to the sources, the cuts were made to increase demand during one of the market's more quiet periods.
- There was a quiet humming from the engines, and it quickly put me to sleep.
- When you study on your own find a quiet place, like in your room.
- Normally, it is a very quiet place to live with little activity, but at race time it gets very busy.
1.2(not loud)(engine) silenciosoI don't mind them talking, but they have to keep it quiet — no me importa que hablen, pero que lo hagan en voz baja
- he has a very quiet voice — tiene una voz muy suave
1.3(not boisterous)(manner) tranquilo(manner) sosegadoyou're very quiet today — hoy estás muy callada
- he's a quiet boy — es un chico muy callado
- we are lucky to have quiet neighbors — tenemos la suerte de tener unos vecinos muy tranquilos / que hacen poco ruido
2.1(peaceful)tranquilolet's just go for a quiet drink — vamos a tomarnos tranquilamente una copa
- all quiet here — por aquí todo tranquilo / sin novedad
- I finally bought it for him: anything for a quiet life — al final se lo compré: ¡con tal de que me dejara en paz!
2.2(calm, low-key)(fury/irony) contenido(scene) tranquilo(scene) lleno de calma(colors/shades) discretothey had a quiet wedding — la boda se celebró en la intimidad
- she dresses with quiet good taste — es sobria y elegante en el vestir
- to lead a quiet life — llevar una vida tranquila
- His quiet confidence in his mates shines through.
- But the Scot's quiet confidence and forbearance spread to the rest of the community.
- Sweet music to the ears of his manager, who was his usual mixture of confidence and quiet sophistication on Friday as he discussed how to improve on winning the double.
- Still, his success at the polls permitted his quiet confidence he was safe in the knowledge that the importance of being earnest had paid off.
- There is a quiet confidence about this exhibition; a modesty which belies the fact that it represents nothing less than a revolution.
- The urban Indian woman's newfound poise and quiet confidence were on show.
- What attracted my attention was the air of quiet confidence and serenity that emanated from her.
- Simple chords, restrained riffs and quiet imagery lead to just a perfect pathos running through each and every song.
- Styling is not too flashy, yet exudes class and a quiet confidence.
- A pleasant, modest demeanour seems to shelter a quiet strength and confidence.
- He got the job done in his own quiet, unassuming, understated way.
- Exuding a quiet confidence, he is obviously somebody who is sure of his own abilities, yet unpresumptuous about what the future might hold.
- She always had composure, but now she carried a quiet but firm dignity.
- Indeed, in their own quiet, understated way, that's what they've always done.
- In his native heath he exudes a quiet confidence and dignity, not, however, always outside it.
- His eyes, too, seemed to hide a certain understanding, the kind of cool display of quiet confidence and mystery.
- This is not a restrained man of quiet honour, but a proud warrior of the sea - hair flowing in the breeze.
- The mood of this film, the quiet confidence of its telling, the gorgeous cinematography has to be seen to be understood.
- Wendy has been giving readings since 1980, so she has earned a quiet confidence in what might work.
- It is a performance of restrained frustration and quiet despair, coupled with the type of calculated ruthlessness befitting a killer.
2.3(not busy)(day) tranquilothe markets were very quiet yesterday — ayer no hubo mucho movimiento en la bolsa
2.4(private)en privadoI'd like a quiet word with you — me gustaría hablar contigo en privado
- I kept quiet about the bill — no dije nada de lo de la factura
- I'd like you to keep it quiet — quisiera que no dijeras nada (de lo que te he dicho)
- We spent a quiet time eating and drinking and chatting until, around 4pm, we drove Mum home.
- Already, a quiet drink in the pub is forever interrupted by people rattling charity boxes.
- We'd just gone out for a few quiet drinks and the pub was half-empty.
- It was past midnight and the place was pretty much deserted except for a couple of guys having quiet drinks at the all night bar.
- Even though this change is now a fact we must not forget the customer who still wishes to have a quiet drink on his own or with his mates.
- If you'd prefer a quiet drink and a paperback, you might want to consider a more sedate ship.
- It meant all thoughts of a quiet drink were shattered.
- If you want a quiet drink, avoid times when the footie is on the telly.
- Many travellers are denied the opportunity to enjoy a quiet drink, she added.
- It has emerged that the hotel was one of the establishments the prince favoured when he wanted to enjoy a quiet drink away from his security guards and the prying eyes of tourists.
1(silence)silencio masculineon the quiet — con disimulo
2(peace, tranquillity)tranquilidad femininecalma femininesosiego masculine
1(silence)(uproar/protests) acallar(class) hacer callar(class) imponer silencio en
2(calm)(person/horse) tranquilizar(fear/suspicion) disipar
1(music) disminuir de volumen(music) bajar de volumen(room) quedarse en silencio
2(become calmer)(animal/person) tranquilizarse(wind/storm) amainar(storm/wind) calmarse
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