In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(diferente)differentson gemelos, pero son muy distintos — they're twins, but they are very different
- distinto a / de algo/algn
- es totalmente distinto a ella — he is totally different to / from her
- su versión de lo ocurrido es bastante distinta de la mía — his version of events is quite different from / to mine
- este problema es totalmente distinto del anterior — this problem is totally different from the previous one
2(varios)severalvariousles preguntó a distintas personas y nadie sabía — she asked several / various people and no-one knew
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