In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Nauticalanclato be / lie / ride at anchor — estar anclado
- to cast / drop anchor — fondear
- to weigh anchor — levar anclas
- the ship was dragging its anchor — el buque estaba garrando / garreando
1.2(mainstay, support)sostén masculinehope/faith was his anchor — la esperanza/fe fue su áncora de salvación literary
1(ship) anclar(ship) fondear
2(tent/rope) sujetar(tent/rope) asegurar
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