In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1soler + inf
- suele venir por aquí una vez a la semana — she usually comes by once a week
- no suele retrasarse ¿qué le habrá pasado? — he's not usually late, what can have happened to him?
- lo que se suele olvidar es que … — what tends to be forgotten is …
- solía correr todas las mañanas antes de ir a trabajar — he used to go for a run every morning before setting off for work
- como suele decirse en estos casos … — as is usually / normally said in these cases …
- los electricistas suelen trabajar por cuenta propia — electricians tend to be self-employed / are usually self-employed
- los tés que solían celebrar — the tea parties that they were in the habit of holding / that they used to hold
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