In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(seguir el borde de)(isla/costa) to skirt(isla/costa) to go aroundla carretera que bordea el lago — the road that goes along the edge of the lake
- navegar bordeando la costa — to hug the coast
2(rodear, lindar con)un camino bordeado de álamos — a road lined with poplars
- las barriadas pobres que bordean la ciudad — the poor districts that flank/surround the city
3(fracaso/peligro) to come close tobordea los cincuenta — he's approaching / around fifty
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