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(remain uninvolved)mantenerse al margenpeople just stood by and did nothing — la gente estaba allí mirando sin hacer nada
1.2(be at readiness)(army/troops) estar en estado de alertawe'll be standing by in case you need us — allí estaremos por si nos necesitan
- stand by for take-off! — ¡listos para despegar!
- please stand by for an important announcement — por favor presten atención: se va a hacer un anuncio importante
2.1(uphold)(promise) mantener(decision) atenerse aI stand by what I said earlier — me atengo a lo que dije antes
- I stand by my offer — mi oferta sigue en pie
2.2(support, help)(friend) apoyar(friend) no abandonar
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