In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be acquainted with sb — conocer a algn
- I didn't know you were acquainted with Henry — no sabía que conocías a Henry
- are you acquainted? — ¿se conocen ustedes?
- we need time to become / get acquainted — necesitamos tiempo para (llegar a) conocernos
2estar familiarizado con algoto be acquainted with sth — estar al tanto / al corriente de algo
- are you acquainted with the works of Dickens? — ¿está familiarizado con la obra de Dickens?
- perhaps you are not fully acquainted with the facts — quizás usted no esté totalmente al tanto / al corriente de los hechos
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