In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1yblack and white — blanco y negro
- father and son — padre e hijo
- ham and eggs — huevos con jamón
- bread and butter — pan con mantequilla
- to mix business and pleasure — mezclar los negocios con el placer
- so we decided to leave — and? — así que decidimos irnos — ¿y?
- during June and/or July — durante junio y/o julio
- but there are journalists and journalists! — ¡pero hay periodistas y periodistas!
- The shop, which sells donated books and CDs, helps owners on benefits to pay for treatment for sick pets.
- He and I had been friends for a long time.
- The menu contains a lot of sausage and mash and steamed puddings.
- That will be three thousand and eighty dollars with four cents as my tip.
- She started out quietly and apologetically but her voice quickly gained firmness.
- I know you can see and hear everything that goes on.
- He was wearing a navy blue and green anorak.
1.2and so on / and so forth — etcétera
- and so on, and so forth — etcétera, etcétera
2(in numbers)one and a half — uno y medio
- two hundred and twenty — doscientos veinte
- an hour and five minutes — una hora y cinco minutos
- five and forty — cuarenta y cinco
3(showing continuation, repetition)faster and faster — cada vez más rápido
- it gets easier and easier — se hace cada vez más fácil
- he just eats and eats — no hace más que comer
- weeks and weeks passed — pasaron muchas semanas
4try and finish this today — trata de terminar esto hoy
- we must wait and see what she does — tenemos que esperar a ver lo que hace
- come/go and help your father — ven/anda a ayudar a tu padre
5.1(implying a result)ya minute longer and he would have drowned — un minuto más y se habría ahogado informal
- Catch all the rust spots before they spread - do that and a car will last forever.
- Early successes in some areas were dramatic, and by the early 1960s malaria was reduced to very low levels in certain countries.
- Don't take the movie too seriously, and you might enjoy it too.
- I lifted my arm and wiped my eyes with my sleeve.
- But the fun had gone out of it and the next day we did not travel.
- He regularly dropped in and did a few hours' work.
- The man then ran towards a waiting car and was driven away by someone else.
- I opened the door and looked around.
- When they reached the surface, they took deep breaths and swam for their boat.
5.2(adding emphasis)ysomething should be done, and quickly — habría que hacer algo, y rápido
- those who refuse, and there are many … — los que se niegan, y son muchos …
- Meeting the needs of a growing population will require the country to sink further and further into debt.
- This case just continues to get more and more complex.
- Spamming is getting worse and worse - and more profitable for spammers.
- There's no doubt about it, kitchens are getting bigger and bigger.
- The standard of entry is getting higher and higher every year.
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