In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona) to challenge(persona) to daredesafiar a algn a algo — to challenge sb to sth
- lo desafié a una carrera — I challenged him to a race
- desafiar a algn a + inf — to dare / challenge sb to + inf
- me desafió a cruzar el río a nado — he dared / challenged me to swim across the river
- desafiar a algn a que + subj — to dare / challenge sb to + inf
- te desafío a que se lo digas — I dare / challenge you to tell her
2(peligro) to defydesafiar la muerte — to defy death
- nadie se atreve a desafiar su autoridad — nobody dares to defy his authority
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