In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(acción)hemos estado muy ocupados con la compra de la casa — we've been very busy with buying the house
- has hecho una excelente compra — that was a good buy
- ir de compras — to go shopping
- hicimos algunas compras — we did some shopping / we bought a few things
- hacer la compra(Spain) / (Latin America) las compras para la semana — to do the weekly shopping
- la lista de la compra(Spain) / (Latin America) las compras — the shopping list
- jefe de compras — chief buyer
- la compra de dos o más artículos le da derecho a participar en nuestro sorteo — if you purchase two or more items you will be eligible / the purchase of two or more items makes you eligible to take part in our draw
- estar de compras — to be in the family way
2(cosa comprada)buypurchase formaleste vestido fue una buena/mala compra — this dress was a good/bad buy
- pon la compra en la cocina — put what you've bought in the kitchen
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