In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(habituado)lo tiene muy bien acostumbrado — she has him very well trained
- los niños estan muy mal acostumbrados — the children are very spoilt
- acostumbrado a algo — used to sth
- estoy acostumbrado al frío — I'm used to the cold
- acostumbrado a + inf — used to-ing
- estamos acostumbrados a cenar temprano — we're used to having dinner early
- está acostumbrada a encontrárselo todo hecho — she's accustomed / used to having everything done for her
- acostumbrado a que + subj
- está acostumbrado a que se lo lleven enseguida — he's used to having it taken to him right away
- no estoy acostumbrado a que me traten así — I am not accustomed / used to being treated like that
2(habitual)customaryusualcon su acostumbrada tranquilidad — with her usual / customary calmness
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