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(discern)(outline/object) distinguir(object/outline) (from a distance) divisar(sound) distinguirI can't make out what she's saying — no entiendo lo que dice
- I can't make out the address — no logro descifrar la dirección
1.2informal (figure out)entendercomprenderI just can't make her out — sencillamente no la entiendo / comprendo
- she couldn't make out why he had done it — no se explicaba / no acababa de entender por qué lo había hecho
1.3(write)(invoice/receipt/list) hacermake the check out to P. Jones — haga el cheque pagadero a / a favor de P. Jones
1.4(put forward)to make out a case for/against sth/sb — presentar argumentos a favor/en contra de algo/algn
2.1informal (do, fare)how did you make out in the exam? — ¿qué tal te fue en el examen? coloquial
2.2informal (get along)to make out with sb
- how did you make out with her kids? — ¿qué tal te fue con sus niños?
- we made out fine as soon we met — nos caímos bien desde el primer momento
2.3US slang (sexually)→ neck
3.1she made out it was her own work — dio a entender que lo había hecho ella misma
- he made out he didn't know anything about it — fingió no saber nada del asunto
- you're not as ill as you make out — no estás tan enfermo como pretendes / como quieres hacer creer
- he's even more stupid than they made out — es aún más estúpido de lo que ellos dieron a entender
3.2they made the situation out to be more serious than it was — pintaron la situación como más grave de lo que en realidad era
- he's not as rich as he makes himself out to be — no es tan rico como pretende
- she made herself out to be a millionairess — se hacía pasar por millonaria
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