In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(climb up)subirto get up the stairs/a hill — subir las escaleras/una cuesta
- to get up on sth — subir(se) a algo
- she got up on the stage — (se) subió al escenario
2.1(out of bed)levantarsewhat time do you get up? — ¿a qué hora te levantas?
2.2(stand up)levantarseponerse de piepararse América Latinaget up off the floor! — levántate del suelo
2.3(mount)(horse) montarse(horse) subirsehe got up behind her — se montó / se subió detrás de ella
2.4(become stronger)(storm/wind) levantarse(sea) embravecerse
3.1(out of bed)(children) levantar
3.2(raise, lift)(carpet/person) levantarget 'em up — arriba las manos
3.3(erect, put up)(building) levantar(tent) montar(tent) armar(scaffolding) poner(curtain) colgar(curtain) poner
3.4(decorate)(hall/restaurant) decorarI got myself up as a Spanish grandee — me disfracé de grande de España
- it's just a stew got up as some fancy dish — no es más que un guiso disfrazado de / con ínfulas de plato exótico
- he got himself up in his full regalia — se atavió con su traje de ceremonia
4.1(develop, arouse)(appetite/enthusiasm) despertar(speed) agarrar(speed) coger Españashe didn't want to get their hopes up — no quería esperanzarlos / que se hicieran ilusiones
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