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(depart)irsemarcharse Españato go off with sth — llevarse algo
- she's gone off with my husband — se ha largado con mi marido
1.2(end work, duty)salir
1.3(leave stage, field of play)salir
1.4(become sour, rotten)(fish/meat/milk) echarse a perder(fish/milk/meat) pasarse
1.5British (decline in quality)(work/performer) empeorarshe used to be very pretty, but she's gone off — antes era muy bonita, pero se ha echado a perder / se ha puesto fea
1.6(make explosion)(bomb/firework) estallar(gun) dispararse
1.7(make noise)(alarm) sonar
1.8(turn out)salirthe party went off very well — la fiesta salió muy bien
1.9(stop operating)(heating/lights) apagarse
1.10British (wear off)pasarsemy headache's gone off now — se me ha pasado el dolor de cabeza
1.11(enter certain state)to go off into sth
- she went off into hysterics — le dio un ataque de histeria
- she went off into a trance — entró en un trance
- he went off into a long story about … — empezó a contar un largo cuento acerca de …
1.12(go to sleep)dormirsequedarse dormido
2Britanico(lose liking for)I've gone off beer — ya no me gusta la cerveza
- I've gone off him — ya no me gusta
- I've gone off the idea — ya no me atrae la idea
- she's gone off men completely — no quiere saber nada de hombres
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