In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(silently, not loudly)(move/stand) silenciosamente(stand/move) sin hacer ruido(speak/whisper/murmur) en voz bajato play quietly — tocar con suavidad
- They stayed for a while, talking quietly in the sun but it was clear they felt out of place, out of their own world.
- He is quietly confident that he is steering the economic juggernaut in the right direction.
- Sipping from a bottle of water, he speaks quietly and carefully, rarely animated.
- The morning started quietly in bright sun but with a chill wind, a day with one foot in winter and one in spring.
- The family sitting out on blankets under the stars, talking quietly, is not foreign to me.
- The carriage was surprisingly relaxing and even the children chattered quietly.
- He speaks so quietly and so modestly that it is hard to envisage him as the authoritative playmaker that he is.
- We went into the game quietly confident that we could win it but we paid a high price.
- Do you hit the town after dark, collapse quietly with a book or go celebrity-spotting?
- We left quietly, one by one, without telling anyone and without taking anything with us.
- People are also coming to church during the week, sometimes just to sit quietly and reflect.
- By now quietly wishing I was back home again, I wandered into town and bought some lunch.
- All evening he'd been sitting quietly on a bench not saying a word to anyone.
- Whether he can turn a club around as easily as he can a game remains to be seen but he's quietly confident.
- The game started quietly as both teams came to terms with slippery conditions.
- In this project, she imagines, she will be quietly supported by her new acquaintances.
- These three major appointments were announced quietly in a press release a couple of weeks ago.
- A host of friends remember him only as a kindly old man, quietly spoken and with a good sense of humour.
- He has quietly become one of the leading players, winning six times over the past three seasons.
- Toddlers are skilled at roaring around - sitting them down quietly is much more of a task.
2.1(peacefully)(rest/sleep) tranquilamentethey live quietly in the country — llevan una vida tranquila en el campo
2.2(unobtrusively, calmly)(dress/mention) discretamentea quietly determined woman — una mujer que persigue sus objetivos con callada resolución
- he quietly assumed responsibility — asumió calladamente la responsabilidad
- he quietly insinuated himself into their circle — poco a poco y sin atraer la atención se fue introduciendo en su círculo
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