In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tv/light/heating) apagar(gas/water/electricity) cortar(gas/water/electricity) desconectarthe machine switches itself off automatically — la máquina se apaga automáticamente
2.2informal (lose interest, relax)dejar de prestar atencióndesconectar coloquialwhen they start talking about cricket, I just switch off — cuando se ponen a hablar de cricket, yo desconecto coloquial
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