In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(penetrate)penetrar en las defensas enemigasit was late before the sun broke through — ya era tarde cuando salió el sol
1.2(overcome major obstacle)at last we have broken through — por fin hemos abierto (el) camino
2.1(penetrate)(barrier/police cordon) atravesar(barrier/police cordon) romperenemy forces broke through our defenses — las fuerzas enemigas penetraron en nuestras defensas
- the sun broke through the clouds — el sol se abrió paso entre las nubes
2.2(overcome)I never managed to break through his reserve — no logré que abandonara su reserva
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