In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(persona) obligedobligado a + inf — obliged to + inf
- no estás obligado a asistir — you are not obliged / you are under no obligation to attend
- se vio obligado a acompañarla — he was obliged to accompany her
- me sentí obligado a aceptar — I felt obliged / duty-bound to accept
1.2(forzoso)una disposición de obligado cumplimiento — a legally binding provision
- es de lectura obligada — it is required reading
2(normal)customaryen estos casos es obligado llevar regalo — in such instances it is the done thing / it is customary to take a gift
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