In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(reposo)restno he tenido ni un momento de descanso — I haven't had a moment's rest
- es un lugar tranquilo, ideal para el descanso — it's a quiet spot, ideal for a restful break
- no hagas ruido, debemos respetar su descanso — don't make any noise, we must let him rest
- se ha tomado cuatro días de descanso — she has taken four days off
- trabajó sin descanso hasta conseguirlo — he worked tirelessly / without a break until he had done it
- [ S ] lunes, descanso — no performance on Mondays
1.2(período)breaknecesitas un descanso — you need a break
1.3estaban en posición de descanso — they were standing at ease
1.4(de un muerto)restse ruega una oración por su eterno descanso — we ask you to pray for his eternal rest
2(intervalo)Deporte half timeTeatro interval
3(alivio, tranquilidad)relief¡qué descanso! estaba tan preocupado — what a relief! I was so worried
4Cono Sur, Colombia(rellano)landing
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