In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(urbane, worldly-wise)(clothes/appearance/taste/person) sofisticadoshe's sophisticated for her age — tiene mucha experiencia para su edad euphemistic derogatory
- They seem unable to resist the temptation to express contempt and hostility for those less sophisticated and cultured than themselves.
- Well, Los Angeles has always had a very sophisticated literary culture in relation to films and fiction.
- That said, this is a very French affair - sophisticated, culturally eclectic, and exceptionally high-tech.
- Readers of this blog are, by definition, sophisticated and worldly-wise individuals who know full well that major film studios do not read unsolicited screenplays.
- Think rumpled imprecision when it comes to fall's best-tressed heads; the look juxtaposes well with the season's more sophisticated fashions.
- They hadn't gone to college, and they saw Father Mark as a repository of knowledge and culture and sophisticated humor.
- Without doubt, the foods of the world, to be found in Canada's larger cities, had a great hand in creating the modern Canadian - in the main, sophisticated and worldly.
- The party only exists in Allen's brain, as a memory or perhaps a fantasy, a crowd of cultured, moneyed, sophisticated, liberal-minded New Yorkers.
- His friends were Westerners for the most part, and though he was a sophisticated man and an artist with a broad range of interests, he was in many respects a regionalist, in the finest sense of that word.
- Even though they weren't the most sophisticated culture, or the most refined compared to, say, the Maya, the Aztecs were highly expressive.
- Civilizations ranging from the Canaanite to the Ottoman, have left their mark on an ever-growing, culturally rich and sophisticated city.
- We often will find the most sophisticated cultures being the most brutal.
- Famous for both Oktoberfest and a sophisticated cultural scene, Munich considers itself a ‘Metropolis with a Heart.’
- They remind us of a time when our culture was sophisticated and full of elegance and beauty.
- Rich, worldly and sophisticated, he could have been the ideal husband for Gwendolen but feels compelled to crush her independent spirit and mould her into his perfect wife.
- Mexico possesses an extensive and sophisticated culinary culture, with a great variety of regional dishes.
- In Memphis, he has an experience that makes him realize that he is not as sophisticated or worldly as he thought: he meets a boy by chance on the road, and they come upon a jug of bootleg alcohol.
- During the last century, Finland has reinvented itself as a highly sophisticated, socially urbane culture with the highest aspirations for design and for architecture.
- He's the opposite of the sophisticated, cultured, world-weary foreign correspondent.
- He probably learned more of the sophisticated high culture from listening to the public addresses of lawyers and ministers, especially the better sort.
2(complex)(machine/system/technique) complejo(machine/system/technique) altamente desarrollado(machine/technique/system) altamente perfeccionado
- The most sophisticated computer system will not lead to better care, unless caregivers are willing to act on the information.
- How can you know what a sophisticated machine, or computer, is doing with the all the information, including votes, that's fed in?
- Corporations are now using more sophisticated marketing techniques to grab a child's attention and hold it, often for years.
- The Incas were an advanced people who built fine cities and developed sophisticated farming methods.
- The researchers are developing sophisticated systems to make this possible.
- A future hope is that a more sophisticated classification system of the vocabulary of wine can match the knowledge of its drinkers.
- It's a new departure for politics in this country as political parties adopt the sophisticated marketing techniques of advertising to sell their brands to the widest possible audience.
- South Africa, with its developed manufacturing base, sophisticated infrastructure and large work force, is already favoured by the transnationals.
- Time is not external to us, something we can use more efficiently through sophisticated techniques of time management.
- There would also be a vital need to control access to computer systems that were being used to develop sophisticated machines.
- At that time, genetic engineering techniques were not sophisticated enough to develop something substantial.
- Big Indian vendors are overcoming this barrier through increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques.
- They practiced sophisticated techniques of construction that included stone-masonry.
- Indians had to labor hard for their food, and consequently they developed sophisticated systems of collection and cultivation.
- Although nonhuman animals can develop highly sophisticated systems of social security, this isn't always the case.
- The Apache Longbow possesses a sophisticated navigation system that obtains a position confidence of less than 14 meters.
- Typically such offerings have included server engines, storage systems and sophisticated management tools to allocate and de-allocate resources in response to varying user demand.
- In Edinburgh we had a sophisticated marketing system to work out who the audience was.
- They then use sophisticated marketing techniques and software programs to target those voters.
- Neurosurgeons still use this principle of decreasing the pressure within the skull by practising more sophisticated techniques.
3(subtle, clever)(discussion/novel) sutil
- Indians understood the value of land and had a sophisticated and subtle understanding of the exchange of land and material goods.
- Any complex, sophisticated thinker is unlikely to fit neatly into a single type, yet the types can still be helpful in mapping the field.
- Recent scholarship presents a much more subtle and sophisticated understanding of seventeenth-century mechanism.
- Von Frank tells the story better than any film could, drawing on his sophisticated understanding of how different kinds of rhetoric can aid axes and muscles in effecting social change.
- In fact, sociologists and historians have had - for at least a generation - a far more sophisticated understanding of modern Jews.
- This ran through the responses of all groups, with a sophisticated understanding of the country's problems.
- But Goloku's teachings also carried a more subtle and sophisticated thought, under the simple morality of the precept.
- Over the years I've come to the hard conclusion that even sophisticated people don't understand small risks.
- Citizens are sophisticated, and many understand financial concepts like lifecycle cost analysis, he says.
- In the U.S., we are more subtle, we are more sophisticated.
- A more sophisticated understanding of power would focus on the ability of a state to control or influence its environment in situations that are not necessarily conflictual.
- Because of these changes, competition is now firmly based on the firm's ability to meet the needs of cost-conscious, powerful and sophisticated customers in the most effective manner.
- In this sense, it suggested a sophisticated enemy, well aware of how modern wars are fought.
- They presuppose that students are sophisticated enough to look at a novel as an object in a given time and place, filled with all settings and vagaries of the particular time frame in which the novel occurs.
- It must be that advertising works, even on educated and sophisticated people.
- However, a more sophisticated understanding of the biology of slowly replicating M. tuberculosis is necessary to develop such a strategy.
- Senior citizens are among the most sophisticated people on this issue because they pay for drugs out of pocket.
- There's definitely a user interface issue, because only the most sophisticated users are going to use anything that's complicated at all.
- It requires huge amounts of money, sophisticated leaders and an intricate structure of command.
- She had very limited knowledge of videomaking but a relatively sophisticated sense of identity issues.
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