In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in imprecise, unclear way)(explain) vagamente(explain) con imprecisión(explain) de manera imprecisa(answer/define) con vaguedad(define/answer) con imprecisión(recognize/remember) vagamente(ridiculous/suspicious) ligeramente(ridiculous/suspicious) un tantoI was vaguely aware of a pain in my leg — era vagamente consciente de un dolor en la pierna
- I know him vaguely — lo conozco vagamente
- he looks vaguely like his father — tiene un ligero parecido con / a su padre
- he hates anything vaguely foreign — odia todo lo que tenga la más mínima relación con el extranjero
- 'I think it's because they don't force feed them,' he says, vaguely. 'Basically, they raise the cows slower, more carefully'.
- Contractors are working round the ring mains, which vaguely follows the Bradford Ring Road, in an anti-clockwise direction.
- The film also vaguely resembles some of Werner Herzog's "documentaries," in the way it blends dramatic fiction with actual truth.
- Rick methodically entered the data, prepared explanations, and vaguely looked at the virus pattern to see if he could see anything, which was never his specialty.
- Darcy was still immobile, continuing to look around vaguely.
- Less vaguely it also wanted to help develop genuinely European companies and measures to improve Europes position in high technology sectors.
- He spoke rather vaguely of contacts with directors of rugby to try to obtain time out for the knackered, now and again.
- Elizabeth vaguely recognized some of the faces from the funeral, but not all of them.
- I vaguely remember them moving me to another place and a new group of four to five people. "
- Whilst I vaguely remember hearing the news story, the way my family reacted is by far the more memorable bit.
- Members in the clubs of the early 1830s had talked vaguely of votes for all.
- I can vaguely remember the comatosing effect of the free Russian vodka.
- The police statistics vaguely labeled 45 percent of juvenile offenses as "immorality," " incorrigibility, " and running away.
- For us young'uns Kate Bush is remembered, vaguely, as a kind of precursor to Tori Amos, a similarly cryptic and leftfield songstress.
- And as I headed down to the baggage claim, one initial impression of LA cemented itself in my mind: this city smells vaguely like onion dip.
- These very vaguely worded provisions do not specify the scope or conditions of exercise of the discretionary power which was at the origin of the measures complained of.
- The regulations make what is vaguely described as "profiting others" a crime.
- A few grooves in a tree trunk, looking vaguely like a face, elevated into being the sacred image of our saviour.
- The vaguely worded bills seek to criminalize safe and common abortion procedures throughout pregnancy.
- The trouble is most of these rules are vaguely worded.
- She vaguely points downwards, as if alerting the darkening world to imminent nightfall.
- Janelle takes no notice of Harold except to vaguely tell him to "look under things," for their clothes, and then goes back to eating her dinner.
- It allows the state attorney-general and local prosecutors wide powers to prosecute vaguely defined charges of fraud against those working to sign up voters.
- "They're better than ever today," he summed up vaguely, and presumably are better still now - whoever they are.
- She vaguely mentioned something about pursuing another line of work and thanked them for all their kindnesses.
- Not knowing how our relationship would be interpreted, we had vaguely discussed before leaving Tassie that we should just say we were close friends.
- I vaguely remember skimming through it at the time and not being at all interested - it was over.
- Riley vaguely talked of studies to find waste to cut.
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