In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1básicamentefundamentalmentethey are basically the same — básicamente /fundamentalmente / en esencia son iguales
- the job basically involves … — el trabajo consiste básicamente / fundamentalmente en …
- I was lucky, basically — más que nada / fundamentalmente tuve suerte
- what on earth went wrong? — basically, we made a mistake — ¿qué demonios pasó? — en dos palabras: nos equivocamos
- They basically have to undergo a complete lifestyle change which will stick with them for the rest of their lives.
- A. It is essential because we are basically living in our cars all the time.
- We had basically no idea where we were going, we were just with my uncle and my aunt and our cousins.
- We'll only have ourselves to blame when the thieves empty our accounts and max out our credit cards, basically.
- To pet your puppy, you basically stroke the bottom screen with your stylus or finger.
- That has seen the numbers soar and we've basically no idea how many are in the city.
- This is growing in complexity, but basically you take your basic state pension and add it to any other income.
- Look, you sell a whole commerce idea and then basically say it would be better to use your eyes.
- He's just given quite a long statement but is basically reasserting his innocence.
- I am not in favour of the monarchy in principle but am basically in favour of the monarchy in practice.
- He put some tape around one toe and the next one along, as a kind of splint, but basically it's just a waiting game.
- This is not such a bad idea: it's basically how the PC industry and the web succeeded.
- It was basically names, addresses, credit card details, account numbers and so on.
- I think we made the best out of this whole situation, the whole weekend, basically.
- This basically triangulates the phone's position within the cell it is currently receiving a signal from.
- There have been numerous improvements to this idea but basically it remains the same.
- It basically turned a potato into a mushy mess that was completely inedible.
- That symbolic statement basically freed him from all the pain he was in.
- Her eyes snapped up, basically indicating that she was indeed jealous.
- What they are basically saying is that the state must fund rail because there isn't enough road capacity.
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