In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(temas/materias) to coverel programa abarca desde la Reconquista hasta el siglo XIX — the program takes in / covers / spans the period from the Reconquest to the 19th century
- sus tierras abarcan desde el río hasta la sierra — his land stretches / extends from the river up to the mountains
- abarcaba todo el territorio que ahora se conoce como Uruguay — it extended over / embraced / spanned / included all the territory now known as Uruguay
2(dar abasto con)(actividades/trabajos) to cope withse ha echado encima más de lo que puede abarcar — he's taken on more than he can cope with
- quien mucho abarca poco aprieta — don't try to take on too much (or you've/he's taken on too much etc.)
3(con los brazos)to embraceto encircleno le abarco la muñeca con la mano — I can't get my hand around his wrist
4(con la mirada)to take in
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