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(undo, unlock)(premises/package/suitcase) abrir(vein/wound) abrir
1.2(cut, create)(breach/channel) abrir
1.3(make accessible, available)(market/possibilities/territory) abrirto open sth up to sb/sth — abrir algo a algn/algo
- China has opened itself up to foreigners — la China se ha abierto a los extranjeros
1.4(reveal)(new horizons) abrir
1.5(set up)(store/shop) abrir(shop/store) poner
2.1(open building)abriropen up! police! — ¡abran! ¡policía!
2.3(become accessible, available)abrirseto open up to sb/sth — abrirse a algn/algo
- to open up to new ideas — abrirse a nuevas ideas
- new prospects for peace have opened up before us — nuevas perspectivas de paz se han abierto ante nosotros
2.4informal (talk freely)he opened up to her — le abrió su pecho literario
- he found it difficult to open up to his father — le costaba ser abierto / franco con su padre
- after a few drinks she began to open up — tras unas cuantas copas empezó a entrar en confianza
(liven up)animarseponerse bueno
2.6(start up)(store/factory/business) abrir
(open fire)abrir fuego
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