In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona) niceme cae / me resulta muy simpático — I really like him
- no es muy simpático que digamos — he's hardly what I would call likable / pleasant
- es un hombre de lo más simpático — he's a very nice / pleasant / likable man
- el día que vino estuvo de lo más simpático — the day he came here he was extremely nice / pleasant / genial
2(detalle/gesto) nice(gesto/detalle) lovely
3(ambiente) pleasant(ambiente) congenial(paseo) pleasant(paseo) delightful(paseo) nice
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