In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(problema/situación) to remedy(daño) to repairesto se puede remediar fácilmente — this can be put right quite easily
- solo la muerte no se puede remediar — there's a cure for everything except death
- hicieron lo posible por remediar los efectos de la sequía — they did everything possible to repair the damage done by the drought
- la has ofendido ¿qué piensas hacer para remediarlo? — you've offended her, what are you going to do to put things right / to make it up to her?
- con pedirle perdón no remedias nada — saying you're sorry won't solve anything
- tratando solo los síntomas no se remedia el problema — the problem won't be solved by treating the symptoms alone
2(evitar)me puse a llorar, no lo pude remediar — I burst into tears, I couldn't help it / I couldn't help myself
- tuve que pagarle 500 pesos más, no pude remediarlo — there was nothing else for it / there was no alternative, I had to give him another 500 pesos
- le tengo gran antipatía, no lo puedo remediar — I can't help it, I really can't stand him
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