In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(impulso)temptationno nos dejes caer en la tentación — lead us not into temptation
- tentación de + inf — temptation to + inf
- no pude resistir la tentación de decirle lo que pensaba — I couldn't resist the temptation to tell him what I thought
- cayó en la tentación de llevarse el dinero — he succumbed to the temptation to take the money
2(cosa, persona)los bombones son mi tentación — chocolates are my downfall coloquial
3Cono Sur coloquial(ganas de reírse)¡qué tentación me dio / vino cuando se le rompió la silla! — I was dying to laugh / I almost burst out laughing when his seat broke! coloquial
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