In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tema)lessonestudiar/repasar/aprender la lección — to study/revise/learn the lesson
- tomarle la lección a algn — to test sb on the lesson
- no me supe la lección — I hadn't learned the lesson
2(clase)lessonclassda lecciones de física — she teaches physics
- doy lecciones de inglés con un profesor nativo — I have English lessons / classes with a native speaker
3(ejemplo)lessonsu entereza ante la desgracia fue una lección para todos — his strength in the face of misfortune was a lesson to us/them all
4(escarmiento)lesson¡lo que ese chico necesita es una buena lección! — that boy needs to be taught a lesson!
- eso te servirá de lección — let that be a lesson to you
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