In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(force entry)(burglar/intruder) entrar(burglar/intruder) (para robar etc) meterse
1.2Militarypenetrar en las defensas enemigas
1.3(interrupt)interrumpirto break in on sth/sb
- I don't mean to break in on your conversation, but … — no es que quiera meterme en / interrumpir su conversación, pero …
- sorry to break in on you like this — perdonen que interrumpa
2.2(boots/shoes) ablandar(boots/shoes) domar humorous
2.3(smash down)(door) echar abajo(door) derribar
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