In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to become arrogant/distant — volverse arrogante/distante
- to become famous/well-known — hacerse famoso/conocido
- to become accustomed to sth — acostumbrarse a algo
- she soon became bored/tired/disillusioned — pronto se aburrió/se cansó/se decepcionó
- eating out has become so expensive — comer fuera se ha puesto carísimo
- the heat became unbearable — el calor se hizo / se volvió insoportable
- if the work becomes too much for you ... — si el trabajo se te hace demasiado pesado ...
- his letters became fewer — cada vez escribía menos
- he became increasingly withdrawn — se encerró cada vez más en sí mismo
- to become a lawyer/a priest/a protestant — hacerse abogado/sacerdote/protestante
- he was later to become manager — más tarde llegaría a ser gerente
- they became friends — se hicieron amigos
- the two states became one — los dos estados se convirtieron en uno
- she's becoming a nuisance — se está poniendo muy fastidiosa
- when she became President — cuando asumió la presidencia
- don't let it become a habit! — ¡que no se convierta en una costumbre!
- The edges of the job are beginning to become clear, and it's all terribly exciting.
- The Australian culture and identity began to change, becoming more cosmopolitan from this point onward.
- When the truth begins to emerge it becomes apparent that the rumours of affairs were hearsay, but a darker secret of family ties lies beneath them.
- They tasted good but would have tasted even better if the sabayon had not begun to split and become cold by the time it reached the table.
- It will happen if the populations become richer and begin to think they have a stake in prosperity.
- Jim stopped playing in the band in the 1950s when smaller rock and roll groups began to become more popular.
- When exams are over, and summer begins, we become more active and trim down a bit.
- From Oklahoma on, the landscape began to change - becoming more hilly with lots more trees.
- Then, when the cameras finally began rolling, it became apparent that the film was running way over schedule.
- Six months before he began writing, he became dangerously ill with pneumonia.
- Over a period of ten minutes I saw them become violent and begin twisting in all sorts of directions.
- Airen was becoming angry and impatient with Bowen, and began to regret telling him the story.
- As the picture begins, it soon becomes clear that Lee is offering more than a mere recounting of generic forms.
- If the file becomes popular, copies begin to sprout up around the internet, at no extra cost.
- Two weeks after filming began, it became evident that it would work.
- But by that night she was becoming increasingly distressed.
- The group was amazing and week after week, we became closer and began to reveal our stories.
- It was a time when the sorts of changes we had seen coming as a result of the collapse of communism were beginning to become really apparent.
- Stir the boiling liquid from time to time, until it begins to thicken and becomes syrupy.
- After several listens, however, a rare aesthetic begins to become clear.
1formal(befit)ser apropiado parait ill becomes her to criticize — mal puede ella criticar
2(suit)favorecerthat style doesn't become you at all — ese estilo no te sienta nada bien / no te favorece en absoluto
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