In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(begin enthusiastically)the food arrived and we fell to with a will — llegó la comida y todos atacamos con ganas coloquial
- they all fell to and finished the work in an hour — todos (se) pusieron manos a la obra y terminaron el trabajo en una hora
2.1(begin)to fall to-ing — ponerse / empezar a + inf
- I fell to thinking about old times — empecé / me puse a pensar en los viejos tiempos
2.2(be sb's responsibility)(task/duty) corresponderle ait falls to me to see that … — me corresponde a mí asegurarme de que …
- the task fell to Mr Lennox — le tocó / le correspondió al señor Lennox hacerlo
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