In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(luz) faint(luz) weak(voz/sonido) faint(neblina/llovizna) light(línea) faint(línea) finela línea que separa el genio de la locura es muy tenue — there's a fine line between genius and insanity
- una tenue sonrisa — a faint smile
2(color) subdued(color) pale
3literary(hilo) fine(hilo) slender(tela) flimsy(tela) fine
4(relación/razón) tenuous(relación/razón) insubstantialuna teoría con bases muy tenues — a theory based on very tenuous premises
5(estilo) simple(estilo) plain
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