In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cross)(river) atravesar(river) cruzar(road) cruzarwe'll have to swim, there's no other way to get across (to the other side) — vamos a tener que nadar, no hay otra forma de cruzar al otro lado
2(bring, drive across)(passengers/supplies) cruzar
3(communicate)(meaning/concept) hacer entender
4(be understood)(speaker/teacher) hacerse entenderthe point about handing work in on time seems to be geting across — parece que van captando / van entendiendo que hay que entregar el trabajo a tiempo
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