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(inspect, check)(text/figures/work) revisar(figures/text/work) examinar(car) revisar(house/premises) inspeccionar
1.2(dust, clean)I'll just go over the bedroom with a duster — voy a darle una pasada / un repaso al dormitorio con un trapo
1.3(revise, review)(notes/chapter) repasarI'd like to go over your essay with you — quisiera que viéramos / analizáramos tu trabajo juntos
- I went over the incident in my mind — repasé mentalmente el incidente
- I don't want to go over all that again — no quiero volver otra vez sobre eso
1.4(draw, ink over)(outline/drawing) repasar
2.1(make one's way, travel)irI went over to the window — me acerqué a la ventana
- she went over to Jack and took his hand — se acercó a Jack y le tomó la mano
- I'm going over to the States next week — la semana que viene me voy a Estados Unidos
- we went over by boat/plane — fuimos en barco/avión
2.2Televisión Radiopasarwe're going over to our New York correspondent — conectamos ahora con nuestro corresponsal en Nueva York
2.3(change sides)pasarseto go over to the other side/the enemy/the competition — pasarse al otro bando/al enemigo/a la competencia
- people are going over to their way of thinking — la gente está adoptando su forma de pensar
2.4(fly overhead)(plane) pasar
2.5(be received)his jokes didn't go over well — sus chistes no cayeron muy bien
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