In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(enter)(race/competition) participar en(race/competition) tomar parte en(test/exam) presentarse a
2(take up, practice)is she going in for arts or sciences? — ¿va a estudiar / ha elegido letras o ciencias?
- he'd thought of going in for teaching — había pensado dedicarse a la enseñanza
- I've never gone in for sports much — nunca he practicado mucho deporte
- she goes in for alternative medicine — es partidaria de la medicina alternativa
- more and more companies are going in for fidelity insurance — cada vez más compañías están optando por el seguro de infidelidad
- we don't go in for that sort of thing in this establishment — ese tipo de cosa no tiene cabida en nuestro establecimiento
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