In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(financially)(taxpayers/student) de mejor posición económicathe better-off families — las familias más acomodadas
- we're better off now by £10,000 — tenemos 10.000 libras más que antes
- he's better off than her — tiene mejor posición económica que ella
2(emotionally, physically)mejorI'm better off divorced than unhappily married — estoy mejor divorciado que en un matrimonio infeliz
- they're far better off without him — están mucho mejor sin él
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