Thread: info termini inglesi
10-18-2012 05:48 PM #1Val Guest
info termini inglesi
Vorrei sapere qual'è la differenza fra i termini suave e debonair.
Inoltre vorrei sapere se il termine modest corrisponde a riservato.
10-18-2012 06:34 PM #2Joe from NY Guest
Re: info termini inglesi
On Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:48:49 -0400, Val wrote
(in article <508032ed$0$13280$4fafbaef.reader2.news.tin.it>) :
> Vorrei sapere qual'è la differenza fra i termini suave e debonair.
They are synonymous. In fact, the OAD Thesaurus lists "Suave" as the first
alternate definition for "Debonair," where if you search "Debonair" you'll
find "Suave" listed as the third alternate.
They both derive from the French. In fact, "de bon air" is pretty obvious;
not so much "Suave," which comes from Old French via Latin "suavis."
Joey from New York
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