In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(from work, school)we had a week off (from) school because of the strike — estuvimos una semana sin clase por la huelga
- I'm having two days off next week — me voy a tomar dos días libres la semana que viene
2.1British(paint/lid) quitarthe wind nearly had our roof off — el viento casi se llevó / nos arrancó el tejado
- we soon had the old varnish off it — enseguida le quitamos el barniz viejo
2.2Britishto have it off / away — echarse un polvo argot
- to have it off / away with sb — coger con algn
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