In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1casithat's almost 100 miles away from here — eso está a casi 100 millas de aquí
- it's almost ten years since we last met — hace casi diez años que no nos vemos
- I'm almost ready — estoy casi listo
- you almost killed me! — ¡casi me matas!
- did you win? — almost — ¿ganaste? — casi / por poco
- you're almost certainly right — casi con seguridad que tienes razón
- Some of the lads have come and gone, but we've got a hard core who almost always turn up.
- He is smoking a pipe, and it almost goes without saying that he is wearing a dark suit.
- She was prepared to put up with almost anything in order not to have to face up to her past.
- It was found almost one in five workers lost at least an hour at work a week because of delays.
- In fact, what they need almost as much as help with the shopping is someone to chat to.
- They now have to spend almost as much time at the station as they do out on the streets.
- Add it all up and in almost every city in the UK it is now cheaper to rent than to buy.
- The van almost ground to a halt as it scraped along the passenger side of my vehicle.
- There was almost a sense that if we did not say the word the problem would go away.
- I gave him a bone off of one of the plates earlier as a reward and he almost ate the whole thing.
- By the time my reply was ready to send back almost an hour had passed and it was midnight.
- To our west, the great sheet of ice that stretched before us was almost too much to take in.
- On the fifth he drove it in a creek to the left and almost broke his club hacking it out of there.
- If you pick up an injury which almost costs you the whole season it is very frustrating.
- It was almost as if the local wildlife had decided to put on a show just to entertain us.
- The waters of Loch an Eilean were flat calm and the stillness of the air almost eerie.
- We had gone out for a couple of hours and when we returned the fire was almost out.
- That's the gem that one of her pet dogs almost ate when she lost it in a hotel room.
- A guy made a dash for the train door and the door almost closed but he pried it open.
- He could sit down with a drawing pad and sketch out almost every movement of a game.
Where almost is used with a verb in the past tense, it is translated by casi or por poco, and the verb is usually in the present tense: I almost fell casi me caigo; we almost missed the train casi or por poco perdemos el tren. In some Latin American countries the preterite tense is often used: we almost missed the train casi or por poco perdimos el tren
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