In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pugnar, luchar)to competecompetir con algn — to compete with sb
- no pueden competir con las cadenas de supermercados — they can't compete with the supermarket chains
- competir con/contra algn por algo — to compete with/against sb for sth
- competíamos con Rospesa por el contrato — we were competing with/against Rospesa for the contract
- competirán contra rivales europeos por esta copa — they will be competing against teams from Europe for this trophy
2(estar al mismo nivel)competir en algo
- los dos modelos compiten en calidad y precio — the two models rival each other in quality and price
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