In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(supposed, considered)the reputed size of her fortune — el presunto / supuesto tamaño de su fortuna
- he is the reputed mastermind behind the plot — se dice que él fue el cerebro del complot
- to be reputed to + inf
- this car is reputed to be very cheap to run — este coche tiene fama de ser muy económico
- she is reputed (to be) the best in the world — está considerada como la mejor del mundo
2(highly esteemed)acreditado formalreputado formalto be highly reputed — tener muy buena reputación
- to be reputed for sth — ser famoso / conocido por algo
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