In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(about appearance)vanidad femininelipstick is one of the few vanities I allow myself — pintarme los labios es una de las pocas concesiones que hago a la vanidad
- So many members thanked and praised me, and it satisfied my vanity.
- "Nowadays men are also indulging their vanity.
- My vanity and pride was slightly bruised, though, and that serves me right.
- He only ever sat for the occasional portrait and despised the excesses and vanities of his day.
- One simply did not undertake surgical procedures for vanity's sake, he was told upon his dismissal.
- I'm glad now that I had a strict Jesuit education and upbringing, including all the nagging neuroses about self-control and vanity.
- He had no concern for his appearance; no personal vanity.
- He was equally candid about dabbling in hard drugs, but said that his vanity and ambition prevented him from developing a full-blown heroin addiction.
- Nobody survives lying to me and betraying me just for a good headline and to feed her own vanity!
- Greed, envy, hatred, selfishness, vanity, and arrogance are all negative traits which must be totally eliminated.
- But his vanity, pettiness and egocentrism exasperated even his closest friends.
- But human vanity being what it is, such logic seldom prevails.
- This is not, however, a simple tale of vanity or excessive consumption.
- Once their pride and vanity has been wounded it takes a long time to recover.
- Beware of arrogance and vanity when you bask in your glory.
- A heart full of false pride, vanity and arrogance has no room for wisdom, so it will remain lost in the darkness.
- Talking to him will only flatter his vanity.
- His greatest weakness may well be his seemingly fathomless personal vanity.
- While the Italians are perfectly comfortable with male vanity, the British are not.
- How can we get free of the petty tyrannies of our own female vanity?
1.2(pride)orgullo masculinevanidad feminine
1.3literary (emptiness, frivolity)vanidad feminine literaryvanity of vanities, all is vanity — vanidad de vanidades y todo es vanidad
- They might consider the bounty of the earth, in one mood, or the vanity of human wishes and desires in another.
- He composed another poem on the vanity of worldliness.
- The eroded head of a figure on a tombstone suggests the vanity of attempts to stem the ravages of time.
- He was reflecting, perhaps, on the vanity of human passions.
- It is when the pilgrim throws away the rose-colored glasses of illusion and sees the vanity of all worldly preoccupation that he breaks free of their bondage.
2US(dressing table)tocador masculine
- Her oak vanity had several different types of make-up and hair supplies resting on it.
- There was a dresser, a small television, and a vanity.
- Paige held up her hands defensively and walked over to Lee's vanity table.
- A carved vanity, made of some kind of almost white wood, was in a corner, and a large wardrobe of the same wood and design stood against another wall.
- As Delia admires herself in her vanity table mirror, Cary decides to make a quiet escape.
- She pictured it the way she remembered it: light purple walls with a dark purple carpet, white wicker furniture and a small vanity in the corner.
- The larger room also has a desk which could double as a vanity unit.
- Upon examining the rest of the drawers, she realized it was more of a vanity than a desk.
- Between the two beds was a creamy beige couch, and across from that, a wash basin, vanity, and wardrobe.
- Looking from her view on the bed across the way was a pretty oak vanity with a good size mirror.
- The room was like some sort of ritzy hotel, complete with a dresser, a vanity, and a four-poster bed.
- Instead of paint, try a colored stain to revive wood cabinets or a vanity.
- She rose from her stool at her vanity and hugged Michelle.
- Small and rectangular, the chamber housed a mahogany bed, chest of drawers, washbasin and vanity.
- There was a small vanity with a stool in front of it with an assortment of perfumes and make up covering the top.
- A bar stool is used as a chair for the high vanity.
- My bedroom has my bed and my vanity and my bathroom connected to it.
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