In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fundamental)(point/idea) básico(point/idea) fundamental(right) fundamentalto be basic to sth
- tourism is basic to the island's economy — el turismo es fundamental / básico para la economía de la isla
2(simple, rudimentary)(knowledge) básico(knowledge) elemental(need) básico(need) esencial(hotel/food) sencillothis textbook is very basic — este texto es muy elemental / básico
- my needs are very basic — yo necesito bien poco
3Economía(pay) básico(price) básico(price) (invariable adjective) base
- Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
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