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(detach)partirshe broke off a piece of chocolate and gave it to him — partió un trozo de chocolate y se lo dio
1.2(end, stop)(diplomatic relations/engagement) romperthe president broke off his harangue — el presidente interrumpió su arenga
2.1(snap off, come free)(piece of ice) desprendersethe handle broke off — se le rompió / salió el asa
2.2(stop talking)parar (de hablar)detenersecallarseshe broke off in mid-sentence — paró / se detuvo / se calló en la mitad de la frase
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