In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mediar ante algn — to intercede / intervene with sb
1.1(intervenir)to mediatemediar en algo — to act as mediator (in sth)
- medió en las negociaciones entre los secuestradores y el gobierno — she acted as intermediary / she mediated in the negotiations between the kidnappers and the government
1.2(interceder)to intercedeto intervenemediar por algn — to intercede for sb / on sb's behalf
2.1entre los dos hechos mediaron cinco meses — the two incidents were separated by an interval of five months
- entre los dos pueblos median 50 kms — the two villages are separated by a distance of 50 kms
- me parece bastante inteligente pero de ahí a decir que es un genio media un abismo — he seems quite intelligent but that's a long way from saying he's a genius
- siempre medió entre nosotros un abismo — we were always poles / worlds apart
- pasé la primera prueba pero de ahí a tener el puesto media un buen trecho — I passed the first test but I'm still a long way from getting the job
2.2(interponerse)sin mediar palabra, se levantó y se marchó — without saying a word, she got up and left
- no debemos permitir que medien intereses personales — we must not allow personal interests to enter into it
3(existir)media la circunstancia de que es casado — the fact is that he's married
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