In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ordinary, unimportant)(concerns/events) trivial(concerns/events) banal(details/sum) insignificante(details/sum) nimio
- Even if the case is of very little importance, involving trivial loss, seeking truth from facts shall always be the norm for action.
- A plethora of issues, both important as well as trivial, have had an effect on the public opinion.
- Newspapers always mix the trivial with the important, for the very good reason that trivia can be entertaining.
- That suggests the possibility of anything but a trivial role for land value taxation in many of the rich countries.
- No detail is too trivial to elude the boastful commentary.
- But, of course, the fact is that offences range from the trivial to the serious.
- And the pressure to conform to all these trivial values is absolutely enormous.
- The answers might be of trivial importance now, but someday it could be lifesaving.
- This lack of context is unfortunate, given the amount of space devoted to a plethora of more peripheral or trivial details.
- It does not matter that the offences are trivial or made under the immunity perhaps conferred by the Senate in the course of an inquiry.
- There are several lessons to be learned from this incident, some trivial, some quite important.
- He recalls a day when they argued over a trivial script detail.
- But it is sad that the media has been highlighting trivial events while ignoring important health issues.
- Sorting out the important from the trivial adds to good management of matters.
- Very often qualitative studies seem to be full of apparently trivial details.
- To our contemporary minds, that might seem a relatively trivial offense.
- She had a light touch and a way of painting a portrait through a million trivial details that seems very contemporary.
- Many people will benefit from this yet still there are some who obstruct and complain about the smallest trivial detail.
- Possibly they see the offence as too trivial to pursue.
- He handed out yellow cards for trivial offences, but ignored several dangerous tackles.
2(shallow)(mind/person) frívolo(mind/person) superficial
- A few hecklers managed to get in during this period but they were quite trivial.
- Sometimes he presents her as a vain and trivial woman, sometimes as merely ignorant and fearful.
- Mary is an amiable, conventional, and trivial young woman who gets married.
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