In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rely on)(friend/help) contar conshe'll be late, you can count on it — va a llegar tarde, de eso puedes estar seguro / eso puedes darlo por descontado
- I wouldn't count on getting the job — yo que tú no me confiaría en que te van a dar el trabajo
- can I count on you to be discreet? — ¿puedo confiar en tu discreción?
- we were counting on her for support — contábamos con que nos apoyaría
2(expect)esperarwe hadn't counted on that happening — no esperábamos que fuera a pasar eso
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