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(direct attention to)she turned to me with a smile — me miró sonriéndome
1.2(focus on)to turn to another subject — pasar a otro tema
- she turned to the subject of punctuality — pasó al tema de la puntualidad
- his mind turned to thoughts of escape — se puso a pensar en escaparse
1.3(resort, have recourse to)to turn to violence/other means/a friend — recurrir a la violencia/otros medios/un amigo
- she had no one to turn to — no tenía a quien recurrir
- to turn to drink — darse a la bebida
- he turned to music as an escape — buscó un escape en la música
- to turn to sb/sth for sth
- he turned to nature for inspiration — buscó inspiración en la naturaleza
- she turned to her parents for support — recurrió / acudió a sus padres en busca de apoyo
1.4(become)convertirse endevenir literarioeverything he touched turned to gold — todo lo que tocaba se convertía en oro
- gradually spring turns to summer — poco a poco la primavera da paso al verano
2(get busy)poner manos a la obraif we all turn to, we'll have this done in no time — si ponemos todos manos a la obra, lo haremos en un santiamén
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