In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1error masculinoa bad mistake — un error garrafal
- a serious mistake — un grave / serio error
- a spelling mistake — una falta de ortografía
- there must be some mistake — debe de haber algún error
- sorry, my mistake — lo siento, es culpa mía
- to make a mistake — cometer un error
- he made the mistake of telling them his address — cometió el error de darles su dirección
- she made a mistake in adding up the total — se equivocó al sumar el total
- we all make mistakes — todos cometemos errores
- anyone can make a mistake — cualquiera se puede equivocar
- make no mistake (about it) — no te quepa la menor duda (de ello)
- it's hot today and no mistake — hoy sí que hace calor
- by mistake — por error
- she took somebody else's umbrella in mistake for her own — se llevó un paraguas ajeno creyendo que era el suyo
- the fourth child was a mistake — el cuarto niño fue un accidente
1(confuse)to mistake sth/sb for sth/sb — confundir algo/a algn con algo/algn
- I mistook you for your sister — te confundí con tu hermana
- his attempts at conciliation may have been mistaken for weakness — puede ser que hayan interpretado su actitud conciliatoria como una señal de debilidad
- her shyness can be mistaken for rudeness — su timidez a veces parece grosería
- Sure, we made a few mistakes along the way, but everybody makes them.
- She makes the mistake of assuming that Americans can not stop eating when served a large portion.
- Samples are named, numbered and color-coded to make sure mistakes don't happen.
- He performed well overall but did make the expected rookie mistakes now and then.
- He warned that they should not make the mistake of believing that they could shelve their responsibility.
- Avoid the common mistake of falling through the poles.
- Historians sometimes make the mistake of thinking that early modern religious dissent argues secularization.
- And it is only natural that we will make some mistakes along the way.
- She made the mistake of looking back at him, urging her to stay.
- After a while I realized the fatal mistake I had made, but I didn't cry.
- We can't make the mistake of assuming that everything is within our grasp.
- It seems that South Africa is condemned to repeat fatal mistakes that should have been learned from the past.
- You know, mistakes happen in journalism, as they happen in the military.
- To suggest that embodied chemical properties can solve systemic institutional problems is to commit a serious category mistake.
- Because if you make decisions without proper precautions, you're bound to make costly mistakes in life.
- People with great SAT scores go on to make the same stupid mistakes in their lives that we all make.
- Not making mistakes goes beyond turnovers, and the Colts simply made costly mistakes at the wrong times.
- The simple truth is that terrible mistakes have been made.
- The danger in Iraq is repeating the biggest mistake - yielding to gradualism.
- As soon as he said this he realized his grave mistake and quickly looked away.
2(fail to recognize, misinterpret)confundirit's impossible to mistake her style — su estilo es inconfundible
- you can't mistake it — es inconfundible
- there's no mistaking that voice! — ¡esa voz es inconfundible!
- there was no mistaking their enthusiasm — estaban entusiasmados, no cabe duda / sin lugar a dudas
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