In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(youth/suitor) tímido(youth/suitor) cohibidohe gets tongue-tied when she's around — se cohíbe / se corta cuando está ella
- I get tongue-tied when I try to speak German — se me traba la lengua cuando trato de hablar alemán
- She still got tongue-tied and nervous whenever she saw Marissa's brother.
- Not for him the tongue-tied introversion of the self-conscious artist or the mute autism of the affected recluse.
- It made people tongue-tied and silent when they should have spoken out.
- In the course of it, the presenter became uncharacteristically tongue-tied and repetitive, which is hardly surprising.
- If you want to get involved in evangelization but, like most people, feel tongue-tied and vaguely inept, one easy way to do it is to order some copies of this booklet and give 'em away.
- But I didn't, because I was suddenly tongue-tied and self-conscious.
- Feeling as if I were on the witness stand, I grew tongue-tied and hesitant, and was unable to answer her questions satisfactorily.
- He flushed with aggravation at his nervousness, and swore silently at his tendency to get tongue-tied in the presence of beautiful women.
- Anonymous messaging and chat rooms let you flirt to your heart's content without any embarrassment or getting tongue-tied.
- You may get tongue-tied on a date but luckily your body speaks for you (often more loudly and honestly).
- Women have greater fluency and are less likely to become tongue-tied when lying.
- His attractive features had caught her off guard, leaving her tongue-tied and bashful.
- On the whole, people are respectful of each other and the teenagers appear tongue-tied when in the presence of the opposite sex.
- He became tongue-tied, embarrassed, and never acted like himself.
- One finds oneself going into a room and meeting an archdeacon, and becoming completely tongue-tied.
- He also had the skill to make almost any interview work, even when the person in the guest chair was tongue-tied or full of themselves and hell-bent on plugging some current endeavor.
- Neither could really speak, being tongue-tied and breathless.
- He may be tongue-tied or nervous, confused or wanting in intelligence.
- But that piece of filming became part of family folklore, as my parents were convinced it had been edited to make its subject appear shy and tongue-tied, to fit their own preconceptions about country people.
- He was, though, hopeless as a TV presenter: gauche, clumsy, slow, tongue-tied, forgetful, dull and disengaged.
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