In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(allay anxiety)tranquilizarhe tried to reassure them that all was in order — trató de tranquilizarlos asegurándoles que todo estaba bien
- she felt reassured by his presence — su presencia la tranquilizó
- he was reassured to hear his father's voice — se sintió más tranquilo al oír la voz de su padre
- to reassure sb of sth
- she reassured him of her affection for him — le aseguró que lo quería
- the letter reassured me of his loyalty — la carta me dejó convencido de su lealtad
- There's something about Perth that quickly reassures you after Australia's emptiness.
- He reassures us that the scientific-minded and religious followers share faith in a grand design.
- The government reassures us that cash machines will not run dry, and that supermarkets will have enough supplies between Christmas and the New Year.
- Alex reassured him with a smile, and then lifted the laughing child into his arms.
- Her smile reassures David the outfit he chose was a wise decision.
- I have also so far not spoken to the children on the phone as my husband reassures me that they are fine and a possible phone conversation may unsettle them.
- She says it is reassuring to learn that the rose is still available.
- The sight was slick, sick, and saddening, and yet oddly reassuring.
- He then breaks into a big smile, as if to reassure me he is only teasing.
- He nods at me then I smile, as if reassuring him that I will never do that again.
- She's planning to be a volunteer teacher; it reassures me to know she's got such great aspirations.
- He then spent the next half hour reassuring the man, who has not been named, until police arrived.
- It means burglars tend to avoid the area and it also reassures the residents, reducing fear of crime.
- A nurse will make sure you are comfortable and reassure you if you are nervous.
- Though higher-visibility policing does not detect crime, it reassures people and helps deter criminals.
- At first you may not always know what to do to soothe and reassure him.
- His admission that there is still a doubt to be resolved is hardly likely to reassure the sceptics.
- Wednesday's deceptively warm sunshine reassures us that we have been right in not worrying about sleeping arrangements.
- The exhibition reassures us that the weaving tradition is alive and well, and developing in new and interesting fields.
- My tutor, however, reassures me the worst that can happen is I get pulled down a grade, or get my paper marked as though I only answered two out of three questions.
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