In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(overflowing)to be bursting (with sth) — estar repleto (de algo)
- the granaries are bursting — los graneros están repletos
- the city is bursting with tourists — la ciudad está llena / abarrotada de turistas
- he was bursting with health/energy — rebosaba (de) salud/energía
- I'm bursting — (need to go to the toilet) me estoy haciendo
2informal(anxious, impatient)to be bursting to + inf
- she was bursting to interrupt — se moría por interrumpir
- go on, I know you're bursting to tell me — vamos, sé que te mueres por decírmelo
1to be filled / full to bursting with sth — estar (lleno) hasta los topes / hasta el tope de algo
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