In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1¡qué liante es! — he's a real smooth talker! informal
- ¡no seas liante! ya te he dicho que no me interesa — don't try to talk me into it! I've already told you that I'm not interested
masculine and feminine nounFeminine lianta
1smooth talker informal
- Tu sistema es algo liante, con pocos pros y muchos contras.
- Los españoles somos tan liosos como liantes, y así nos va.
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