In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1reaciorenuentehe's a reluctant teetotaler/vegetarian — es abstemio/vegetariano a su pesar / a regañadientes
- they gave their reluctant consent to the proposal — accedieron a la propuesta con grandes reservas
- to be reluctant to + inf
- they were reluctant to admit they had been wrong — les costaba admitir que se habían equivocado
- she seemed very reluctant to tell us what had happened — parecía muy reacia / renuente a decirnos qué había pasado
- I'm reluctant to sell this chair — me resisto a deshacerme de esta silla
- Today, many ordinary people are still reluctant to talk about politics.
- The events of the past week will make foreign governments extremely reluctant to put their citizens at risk.
- He is the reluctant hero forced to deal with the forces of coincidence and fate.
- Though the Supreme Court has now endorsed the reform process, most of its members were reluctant converts at best.
- But that would entail spending money the company is reluctant to spend right now.
- But people appear increasingly reluctant to intervene in public places.
- What on earth could be in our files that made them so reluctant to give us access?
- Oddly enough, he found himself reluctant to share any specifics of that night.
- The reluctant heroes are whisked off into space for their biggest role ever.
- The answer did not completely satisfy the other young woman, but she nodded in reluctant acceptance.
- Even boys - traditionally reluctant readers - were devouring it under the blankets.
- Government officials always seem so reluctant to define qualifications for recipients of social welfare.
- In the past, companies were reluctant to share information with suppliers.
- Courts are rightly reluctant to judge what statements in political ads are merely misleading.
- Still, counterterrorism agencies remain reluctant to share sensitive information or cooperate on prosecutions.
- But investors are reluctant to take on long-term risk given the uncertainties over the economy.
- There are a lot of people, though, who would be very reluctant to let our traditional flag go.
- People are somewhat more reluctant to talk to foreigners than they were at the beginning.
- The government is reluctant to impose higher standards for staffing because of concerns over cost.
- In fact, I found myself reluctant to skip any topic in the book.
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