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(become calm)things seem to have settled down after the riots — parece que las cosas se han apaciguado / calmado después de las revueltas
- settle down please, children — niños, por favor, tranquilos
1.2(get comfortable)they settled down for a long wait — se prepararon para una larga espera
- we settled down to listen — nos dispusimos a escuchar
- we settled down for the night — nos acomodamos para pasar la noche
- he had settled down to watch the game — se había instalado cómodamente para mirar el partido
1.3(apply oneself)settle down to your work — ponte a trabajar
1.4(in place, activity)she's settling down well in her new school — se está adaptando bien a su nueva escuela
- you should get a job and settle down — deberías conseguirte un trabajo y establecerte / echar raíces en algún sitio
1.5(become more responsible)sentar (la) cabeza
2.2(place comfortably)acomodarwe settled the patient down in bed — acomodamos al paciente en la cama
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