In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(puesto/premio) to draw lots forsortearon los puestos de salida — they drew lots to decide the starting positions
- se sorteará un coche — there will be a prize draw for a car
2(bache/obstáculo) to avoid(bache/obstáculo) to negotiate(problema/dificultad) to get aroundconducía a gran velocidad, sorteando los vehículos — he drove very fast, dodging / swerving in and out of the traffic
- sorteó las preguntas con habilidad — he dealt with / handled the questions skillfully
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