In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1usually in negative phrases puedo afirmarlo sin el menor asomo de duda — I can state this without a shadow of a doubt
- no tiene el más mínimo asomo de pudor/decencia — he doesn't have an ounce of shame/a shred of decency in him
- al primer asomo de violencia — at the first sign / hint of violence
- ni por asomo
- no es el mejor ¡ni por asomo! — it isn't the best, not by a long shot
- no se parecen ni por asomo — they're as different as night and day
- no se me ocurriría ni por asomo llamarte a las tres de la mañana — I wouldn't dream of calling you at three in the morning
- ni por asomo se le ocurre venir a darnos una mano — it wouldn't even occur to him / cross his mind to come and give us a hand
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