In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(presunción)vanityconceitpride(en cuanto al aspecto físico) vanityla vanidad le impide reconocer sus errores — she's too proud to admit her mistakes
- no usa gafas por pura vanidad — she refuses to wear glasses out of sheer vanity
- halagar la vanidad de algn — to flatter sb's vanity
2Religionvanityvanidad de vanidades, todo es vanidad — vanity of vanities, all is vanity
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