In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(falta de pretensión)modestymodestia aparte
- la tarta me quedó estupenda, modestia aparte — the cake turned out brilliantly, though I (do) say so myself
- modestia aparte, soy uno de los mejores del equipo — although I say so myself / in all modesty / modesty apart, I am one of the best in the team
2(sencillez)modestyvivir con modestia — to live modestly
3(escasez)pese a la modestia de medios, es un éxito — despite modest / limited resources, it is very successful
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