In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(vehículo/motor) to propel(vehículo/motor) to driveel viento impulsa la nave — the wind propels the ship
2(persona) to driveel motivo que lo impulsó a hacerlo — the motive that drove him to do it
- se sintió impulsada a decírselo — she felt impelled to tell him
3(comercio) to boost(comercio) to give a boost topara impulsar las relaciones culturales — in order to promote cultural relations
- quieren impulsar la iniciativa — they are trying to give impetus to / to boost the initiative
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