In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(quality, condition)verdad femininefeminine veracidadis there any truth in the story? — ¿hay algo de verdad en esa historia?
- there is some truth in what he says — hay parte de verdad en lo que dice
- I doubt the truth of his statement — dudo de la veracidad de su declaración
- his theory may not be so far from the truth — puede que su teoría no ande muy desencaminada
- the truth is that … — la verdad es que …
- tell me the truth — dime la verdad
- to tell (you) the truth, I don't know — si quieres que te diga la verdad, no lo sé
- truth to tell, I've never been there — a decir verdad, nunca he estado allí
- if (the) truth be known/told, he just isn't interested — la verdad es que no le interesa
- the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth — la verdad, toda la verdad y nada más que la verdad
- in truth, it must be said that … — hay que reconocer que …
- (the) truth will out — las mentiras tienen las patas cortas
- He laughs at that, but you can't help thinking there is an element of truth in that suggestion.
- You tell that lie to thousands and keep telling it, and soon enough it becomes accepted as truth.
- Perhaps there is some truth in that old adage about good things coming to those who wait!
- I think there may be an element of truth to that, but I also think it goes slightly deeper than that.
- From it beginnings this government has had a tenuous relationship with truth.
- She may have been exaggerating some, but I'm afraid there's a lot of truth in what she said.
- Journalists have one thing in common with historians, a residual obligation to truth.
- Without some kind of guide for distinguishing truth from falsehood, we are lost.
- Even true stories do not display the whole truth - just a version or perception of it.
- There may turn out to be some truth to this, but it's far too early to apportion blame.
- Synthesis is useful and unavoidable - but it is still a true story and not the whole truth.
- As Mark Twain once said, " Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction?
- Big business acts on a different scale of honesty, morality and truth to we mere mortals.
- However, when one digs deeper, the uncomfortable truth lies not far below the surface.
- We are not going to make any progress on this until we get some truth and transparency about what's going on.
- It will say that truth and honesty were the basic disciplines of scientists such as Jones.
- There is some truth in the old saying that there is a small child in each of us only waiting to get out to play.
- A close examination of what he has achieved suggests there is some truth in it.
- My research showed that this stereotype once had some truth but is now no longer true.
- The report went on to say there was no truth in the rumour.
- The text is concerned, essentially, with establishing truths that can be relied upon.
- It is also at least arguable that scientific truths are by their very nature provisional.
- One of the great accepted truths which shapes our existence is the fact that nothing lasts forever.
- If there are no conceptual truths, there are no conceptual analyses either.
- At such a tender age this kid is demonstrating he has already learned the two fundamental truths of life.
- Perhaps in that book I'm trying to make the point that there can be no truths.
- We western liberals take it as an article of faith that facts and truths trump everything.
- The programmes gave us a chance to question accepted truths, while allowing us to wallow in a bit of nostalgia.
- Here is an understanding of how we can move from absolute truths to a confidence in our own uncertain wisdom.
- It does, however, go without saying that general principles are by no means universal truths.
- There are no shared truths, everything is a personal statement, a point of view, an attitude.
- Here he makes a most valid distinction in relation to local truths and perceptions.
- While churches differ on some doctrine, there are basic truths upon which we agree.
- The idea that one can arrive at reliable truths by pure reason is simply obsolete.
- You face truths and facts in personal and professional situations to gain clarity.
- The timeless truths about life and love are far too matter of fact to make this film worth watching.
- It needs repeating over and over again and eventually truths like these might start getting through.
- Taken at face value it might seem quite a silly idea but in fact it was based on some fundamental truths.
- There are some unshakable truths in the world which just cannot be changed.
- If we cannot trust such minds to discover truths about the world, how can we accept the verities of science?
2(fact)verdad feminineI could tell you a few truths about … — te podría decir unas cuantas verdades acerca de …
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