In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Matemáticas(numbers/sum) cuadrarI can't get the accounts to add up — no consigo que me cuadren las cuentas
- it seems to add up differently every time — cada vez que lo sumo me da (un resultado) diferente
1.2informal (make sense)(facts/story) cuadrarnow it adds up! — ¡ahora se entiende!
- why would she lie? it just doesn't add up — ¿por qué habría de mentir? ¡es que no tiene sentido!
2.1Matemáticas(figures/numbers) sumar(bill) hacer(bill) prepararadd up all your expenses — haz la cuenta de / suma todo lo que hayas gastado
2.2(consider as a whole)tener en cuentawhen you add it all up … — si se tiene todo en cuenta …
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