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) to keep … awake(persona) to stop … from sleeping
2(revelar) to reveal(revelar) to disclose(descubrir) to discover(descubrir) to uncover
1(perder el sueño)nos pusimos a hablar y me desvelé — we began talking and I felt wide awake again
- me desperté cuando llegó y me desvelé — I woke up when he arrived and I couldn't get back to sleep again
- no tomes tanto café que te vas a desvelar — don't drink so much coffee, it'll stop you sleeping / it'll keep you awake
2(desvivirse)desvelarse por algo/algn
- se desvela por que no les falte nada a sus hijos — she does her utmost / her very best to make sure her children have all they need
- yo me desvelo por él y así me lo agradece — I do my utmost for him / go out of my way for him and this is the thanks I get
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