In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I do know her, as a matter of fact she's one of my best friends — sí que la conozco, (de hecho) es muy amiga mía
- I don't suppose you have it — as a matter of fact I do — me imagino que no lo tendrás — pues sí lo tengo
1as a matter of fact, I've never been to Spain — la verdad es que / en realidad nunca he estado en España
- I think I will have a cup of coffee, as a matter of fact — pensándolo bien, me voy a tomar un café
- as a matter of fact, we were just leaving — justo nos íbamos
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