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 born — nacer
- when was she born? — ¿cuándo nació?
- to be born blind
- she was born blind — es ciega de nacimiento
- the young are born blind — las crías nacen ciegas
- to be born lucky — nacer con suerte
- poets are born not made — los poetas nacen, no se hacen
- to be born into sth
- to be born of sb/sth
- to be born to sb
- he was born into a Protestant family/the aristocracy — nació en el seno de una familia protestante/aristócrata
- born into poverty — nacido en la pobreza
- to be born into the world — venir al mundo
- she was born of middle-class parents — sus padres eran de clase media
- with the confidence born of experience — con la confianza que da la experiencia
- a child was born to them — tuvieron un hijo
- I wasn't born yesterday, you know! — ¡oye, que no nací ayer
- there's one born every minute! — hay tontos para repartir / para dar y vender
- were you born in a barn? — ¿es que traes cola?
- young people today don't know they're born! — los jóvenes de hoy no saben lo que tienen
- born Jane Smith — (real name) cuyo verdadero nombre es/era Jane Smith
2(destined)to be born to sth/to + inf
- he was born to (a life of) luxury — nació para (ser) rico
- this is the book I was born to write — estaba destinado a escribir este libro
- this is what I was born for / what I was born to do — yo he nacido para esto
1(teacher/leader/actor/musician) natoshe has a born aptitude for teaching — tiene una aptitud innata para la enseñanza
- in all my born days — en toda mi vida
- he's a born loser — siempre ha sido y será un perdedor
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