In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1oh, really? — ¿de veras?
- oh, what a surprise! — ¡anda / vaya, qué sorpresa!
- oh no, not him again! — ¡ay no, es él otra vez!
- oh, you shouldn't have! — ¡pero no deberías haberte molestado!
- oh, what lovely roses! — ¡ah, qué rosas más preciosas!
- oh, it's you, John, I thought … — ah, eres tú John, creí que …
- oh well, never mind — bueno, no importa
- there's a meeting tomorrow — oh? nobody told me! — mañana hay reunión — ¿ah sí? ¡a mí no me avisaron!
- Oh no, there's only back seats left!
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