In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lacónico)laconic—no —fue su parca respuesta — no, he replied laconically / tersely
2(sobrio, moderado)frugales muy parco con el dinero — he is very frugal / thrifty with his money
- parco en algo
- suele ser parco en sus alabanzas — he is not usually very generous with his praise
- siempre han sido parcos en el comer — they have always been moderate in their eating habits
3(escaso)(sueldo) meager US(sueldo) meagre British(recursos) scant(recursos) meager US(recursos) meagre British
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