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(go back)volverregresardevolverse Río de la Plata América Latina
1.2(change plan)echarse atrásvolverse atrásthere's no turning back — no puedes echarte / volverte atrás (or no podemos echarnos etc.)
2.1(send back)he was turned back at the border — en la frontera lo hicieron regresar / lo mandaron de vuelta
2.2(fold)(bedclothes) doblarhe turned his cuffs back — se remangó
2.3(reset)(clock) retrasar(clock) atrasar
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