- 1.1 (lowly, unpretentious) [origins/cottage/folk] humilde, modesto he worked as a humble office clerk era un humilde empleado de oficinaMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (meek, unassuming) [person] modesto, humilde in my humble opinion en mi modesta or humilde opinión your humble servant (at end of letter) [formal] [dated/anticuado] su seguro servidor [formal] [anticuado] (in speech) [liter or hum], un servidor/una servidora [anticuado] [humorous/humorístico]
- He was from a humble social background, raised either in a village or an orphanage.
- These official inscriptions were produced in substantial quantities, in contrast to the small number of inscriptions produced by more humble social groups.
- The party's rise also provided an opportunity for people of humble social origins to enter politics.
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- They then proceeded to torch the humble dwellings of the farm workers, presumably to ensure that they would not try to return to the village.
- Even though my dwelling is both humble and modest I still find the quarterly levy feels like more than I can afford.
- Despite their humble beginnings, they are an internationally recognised and respected organisation.
More example sentences1.3 (deferential) [apology/request] humilde eat 1 1
- He's so humble and modest; I'm someone who literally brags when he goes to the gym, so it's pretty cool to come across such selflessness.
- Can you be stinking rich and love yourself and be proud of yourself and yet be humble and modest as well?
- These executives and managers are humble, fearless, modest, and willful with endless reserves of energy.
- All this was attended to in a professional and caring manner, whilst offering humble apologies for the state of the equipment they were forced to endure.
- At that point, offer your humble apologies and cancel the message.
- In my humble opinion, a beard can perform double duty as being a source of comfort and enjoyment, as well as looking sharp.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (make humble) [person] darle* una lección de humildad a he must humble himself before God debe acercarse a Dios con humildad a humbling experience una lección de humildad 1.2 (humiliate) humillar
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.