In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(complete)(task) terminar(task) acabarlet me just finish off this letter — déjame terminar / acabar esta carta
1.2(exhaust)dejar agotadodejar hecho polvo coloquial
1.3(consume)(food/bottle) terminar(bottle/food) acabar
2(kill)mataracabar conliquidar coloquialthat bout of flu nearly finished her off — aquella gripe casi acaba con ella
3(conclude)terminaracabarconcluir formalI'd like to finish off by saying that … — quisiera concluir diciendo que … formal
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