In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ni) un ápice
- no piensan ceder ni un ápice — they don't intend to give an inch
- lo dijo sin un ápice de malicia — he said it without a hint of malice
- no mostraron (ni) un ápice de interés — they didn't show the slightest bit of / one iota of interest
- no tiene un ápice de tonta — there's certainly nothing stupid about her
2(extremo)(de la lengua) tip(de la lengua) apex technical(de una pirámide) apex
3(punto culminante)peaken el ápice de su carrera — at the height / peak of her career
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