In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(alero/viga) to project(alero/viga) to overhang(alero/viga) to stick outel borde sobresale unos tres centímetros — the edge sticks out / juts out / protrudes about three centimeters
- la aguja de la catedral sobresalía a lo lejos — the spire of the cathedral rose up / stood out in the distance
2(destacarse)siempre sobresalió en los deportes — he always shone at games
- sobresale entre los niños de su edad — he stands out among children of the same age
- sobresale por su talento musical — his talent for music sets him apart from the rest
- sobresale por la belleza de su interior — it is notable for its beautiful interior
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