In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(proyecto, programa)planhacer planes para el futuro — to make plans for the future
- plan nacional contra la droga — national anti-drugs program / plan
- plan de desarrollo — development plan
2.1informal (cita, compromiso)si no tienes plan para esta noche podríamos ir a cenar — if you're not doing anything tonight we could go out for dinner
- ¿tienes algún plan para este fin de semana? — do you have anything on this weekend?
- no es plan — (no es buena idea) it's not a good idea
2.2Spain informal (ligue)salió en busca de plan para la noche — he went out looking for a pickup for the night coloquial
- su marido tiene un plan — her husband's having an affair / seeing someone else
3coloquial(actitud)no te pongas en plan chulo — don't get cocky with me! coloquial
- hoy está en plan vago — he's in a lazy mood today
- lo dijo en plan de broma — he was only kidding
- como siga en ese plan, acabará mal — if he carries on like that, he'll come to no good
- en plan económico — cheaply
- nos llevamos muy bien, pero en plan de amigos — we get on very well but we're just friends
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