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(wait)esperarwhere's the toilet? I can't hold on any longer! — ¿dónde está el baño? ¡estoy que ya no aguanto más!
- hold on, I'll try to put you through — un momentito, voy a tratar de comunicarlo
1.2(maintain advantage)the British runner held on to finish second — el corredor británico mantuvo su ventaja y terminó en segundo lugar
1.3(clasp, grip)hold on tight — agárrate fuerte
- to hold on to sth/sb — agarrarse a/de algo/algn
- to hold on to a hope — aferrarse a una esperanza
- he held on to this belief — siguió creyendo en esto
- can you hold on to this for me for a minute? — ¿me tienes esto un minuto?
1.4(keep)to hold on to sth — conservar / no perder algo
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