In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(take person at word)I may well take you up on that — a lo mejor te tomo la palabra / te acepto el ofrecimiento
- can I still take you up on that drink? — ¿aquella invitación a tomar algo sigue en pie?
2(challenge)he must take her up on these accusations — tiene que pedirle explicaciones sobre estas acusaciones
- I must take you up on that — sobre eso quisiera hacer algunas puntualizaciones
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