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(encounter, come to know of)I've heard of him — he oído hablar de él
- never heard of him! — no tengo ni idea de quién es
- if you hear of anything interesting, let me know — si te enteras de algo interesante, me lo dices
- did you ever hear of such a thing! — ¡habráse visto cosa igual!
1.2(have news of)tener noticias desaber deshe hasn't been heard of since — desde entonces que no se sabe / no se tiene noticias de ella
- they were last heard of in Laos — la última vez que se tuvo noticias / se supo de ellos estaban en Laos
1.3(allow)I won't hear of it! — ¡ni se te (or le etc.) ocurra!
- I offered to let her stay, but she wouldn't hear of it — le dije que se podía quedar, pero no quiso aceptar
- my father won't hear of us giving him any money — mi padre se niega rotundamente a que le demos dinero
2(have news of)I've heard nothing of them since they moved away — no he sabido nada / no he tenido noticias de ellos desde que se mudaron
- we'll be hearing more of this talented young musician — este joven y talentoso músico va a dar que hablar
- that's the first I've heard of it! — ¡recién me entero!
- I warn you: you haven't heard the last of this! — ¡te advierto que esto no va a quedar así!
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