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(return)volverto come back from sth — volver de algo
- I've just come back from Paris/a business trip — acabo de volver de París/un viaje de negocios
- to come back to sth/sb — volver a algo/algn
- would you like to come back to my place for a drink? — ¿quieres venir a casa a tomar algo?
- my wife's come back to me — mi mujer ha vuelto conmigo
- wide trousers have come back into fashion — los pantalones anchos vuelven a estar de moda / se han vuelto a poner de moda
1.2(be remembered)to come back (to sb)
- it's all coming back (to me) — estoy volviendo a recordarlo todo
2.1(with reply, comment)I'd like to come back at the Minister on the question of … — volviendo al tema de … quisiera decirle al señor Ministro que …
- I'll come back to you with the results — ya le comunicaré los resultados
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