In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(anhelo)wishel hada le concedió tres deseos — the fairy granted him three wishes
- formular un deseo — to make a wish
- que se hagan realidad / que se cumplan todos tus deseos — may all your wishes come true
- se procedió según su deseo — everything was done according to his wishes
- su último deseo fue que lo enterrasen allí — his dying / last wish was to be buried there
- deseos de algo
- con mis mejores deseos de felicidad/éxito — wishing you every happiness/success
- deseos de + inf
- ardía en deseos de verla — he had a burning desire to see her
- tus deseos son órdenes para mí — your wish is my command
2(apetito sexual)desirela satisfacción del deseo — the satisfaction of desire
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