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 wake(persona) to wake … updespiértame a las ocho — wake me (up) at eight o'clock
2(sentimientos/pasiones) to arouse(apetito) to whet(recuerdos) to evoke(interés) to awaken(interés) to stir upun discurso que despertó fuertes polémicas — a speech which sparked off / triggered / aroused / provoked fierce controversy
- esa música despierta recuerdos de mi niñez — that music reminds me of my childhood / brings back / evokes memories of my childhood
1(del sueño)to wake (up)todavía no ha despertado de la anestesia — she hasn't come round from the anesthetic yet
- despertó sobresaltado — he awoke with a start
2literario(a la realidad, al amor)to wake up
1(del sueño)to wake (up)se despertó de madrugada — he woke (up) very early
2(espabilarse)to wake (oneself) upvoy a darme una ducha a ver si me despierto — I'm going to have a shower to try to wake (myself) up
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