In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sencillosin pretensioneshe's a mild, unassuming little man — es un hombrecillo apocado y modesto
- A humble and unassuming man, he might have been embarrassed by his obituary accolades.
- He was not a tall man nor heavily muscled, and his clothes were simple and unassuming.
- She was modest and unassuming and an eloquent speaker on social and literary matters.
- He was a shy child and a modest, unassuming man who valued friendships.
- Her modest and unassuming manner is admirable and in a way is one of the reasons why the volunteers go out of their way to help.
- His presence is always so welcome and especially his warm, genuine and unassuming manner.
- This unassuming film has reservoirs of riches that have transfixed me three times now.
- Jimmy had another bestseller on his list and such an unassuming and modest person deserved it.
- Filmmakers that have done that in the past in a very unassuming and humble way inspire me the most.
- Despite his many achievements he remained humble and unassuming with a good sense of humour.
- A gentle, unassuming film, Marion Bridge will likely surprise many viewers.
- Known for his humble and unassuming style he often wears his customary hooded brown robe and sandals.
- By producing his autobiography, modest, unassuming Tom hopes he has scored a point.
- The invitation to the occasion is so unassuming, giving it a personal touch.
- He was a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes and was dedicated to his greyhounds and track.
- As for Ken Morrison, I have twice fleetingly met him and found him to be a modest and unassuming person.
- In his modest, unassuming way, he prefers to let his students do the talking for him.
- He is an unassuming man, devoid of arrogance, a few years too old to be called a prodigy.
- A quiet and unassuming man his untimely death was occasioned by much sadness.
- I have to say that he was a thoroughly nice bloke, genuinely modest and unassuming.
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