In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(child/horse) brioso(child/horse) lleno de vida(reply) enérgico(defense) ardiente(defense) vehementea spirited rendition of the national anthem — el himno nacional interpretado con brío
- the team gave a spirited performance — el equipo jugó con garra / brío
- the debate was really spirited — el debate estuvo de lo más animado
- This spirited and vivacious cricketer is a fighter, a towering all-rounder in the making.
- They're all 6 feet tall and in their sixties or seventies and they're spirited and feisty.
- The one real sign of life in the first half was a spirited speech made by Colin Powell.
- The real substance in the book is found in her spirited emphasis on the importance of learning.
- He liked helping them out and he thought Charlotte had such a spirited character.
- For a split second, I marvelled at his spirited attitude before it dawned on me that he was actually a tourist.
- These engines guarantee spirited driving fun, combined with low fuel consumption and emissions.
- As it turns out, Alison is quite the spirited child and is quite capable of damaging these men.
- Their spirited determination to proceed as normal was universally applauded.
- The game was fast, the play spirited and strong and neither side was prepared to give an inch of turf unchallenged.
- Shammies survived a spirited attempt by the visitors to get back on level terms in the second half.
- This has provoked a spirited defence from surviving members of the design team.
- They played an exciting and spirited game but met with strong opposition.
- True to her spirited image, the bride proposed to the groom as he sped around a track in California.
- It would be nice to report that the visitors mounted a spirited defence of their line from first to last, but that would be stretching the truth.
- The spirited mother's courage and love for her son lend the narrative warmth and dignity.
- The spirited team were then presented with their cup after securing victory by the tightest of margins.
- Ballykelly took the points after a lively encounter against a spirited Eadestown challenge.
- Still the visitors pressed, but a spirited start to the second half was soon stifled.
- All three students agreed it was a lively, humorous, spirited debate and a rewarding experience.
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