In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Equitacióntrotal trote — at a trot
- los jinetes se acercaban al trote — the riders approached at a trot / came trotting up
- terminó el trabajo al trote — he finished the job in double-quick time
- se marchó al trote para tomar el tren de las cinco — she rushed off to catch the five o'clock train
2.1informal (ajetreo)¡que trote he tenido hoy! — I've been rushing around like crazy / mad today coloquial
- este fin de semana me espera un trote bárbaro — this weekend is going to be really hectic
- no estar para esos trotes
- ya no estoy para esos trotes — I'm not up to that sort of thing any more
2.2informal (uso)¡este vestido tiene un trote! — this dress has seen a lot of service
- estas botas aún están bien a pesar del trote que les he dado — these boots are still OK despite all the punishment I've given them
- zapatos de / para mucho trote — shoes which will stand up to a lot of wear and tear
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