In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(realize)darse cuenta deI soon sussed what he was up to — pronto me di cuenta de lo que andaba tramando
- we finally sussed what was happening — finalmente nos dimos cuenta de qué era lo que pasaba
- After all, how boring would it be if scientists and Doctors had already sussed out what makes the mind tick?
- He immediately susses that something is not quite cool with what Nicole is telling everyone.
2(work out)calar coloquialI've got her sussed — la tengo calada coloquial
- I've got it sussed — le he cogido la onda
- Aristotle, in the 4th century BC, decided that everything had been sussed out, which included, one supposes, his belief that rainfall was not a sufficient factor to make the rivers run.
- Some locals, including two men on a tractor and a bicycle, rambled over for a chat and to suss out the commotion that had descended on the local village.
- This, of course, is their downfall, and they're sussed out by Cat.
- We sussed out a lovely circular walk that will be ideal for exercising the legs of visitors after a heavy meal, or building an appetite in advance of one.
- Each author is a great writer, and each seems to have well and truly sussed out the audience of this series.
- It's about rewarding staff, having fun and team-building - there is no question of employees' abilities being sussed out.
- He was here yesterday, a very charming fellow, to suss out the electrical situation and see what's what.
- All our holidays were working holidays - we used to go and suss out all the hotels.
- If you want to check your money supply, you can find companies that sell devices to suss out the high-tech fakes.
- It's another thing I get from my mum - we're quite good at sussing character.
- Some spies had been sussed out by the staff, so they changed our passes.
- While all of the six supporting councillors' flexibility was sussed out, most of the effort was concentrated on Cavanagh.
- Each Member State is represented on this committee, which is the interface between the Commission and the Council, and it is here that positions on issues are sussed out.
- Not only did she lead us unerringly to the car park, she sussed out a shortcut en route.
- After a few hours my identity as a journalist is sussed out.
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