In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(success/praise/criticism) merecer(se)I think we deserve a drink — creo que (nos) merecemos / nos hemos ganado una copa
- they deserve each other — son tal para cual
- to deserve to + inf — merecer + inf
- he deserves to win/be punished — merece ganar/ser castigado / que lo castiguen
- No problem, she works hard and she deserves a little bit of quality time to relax.
- He deserves some reward for all the hard work he puts in and now he just has to be more selfish.
- If you know of a group which deserves this recognition, make sure you nominate them.
- Now he has two or three years to really show that he deserves our faith in him.
- Gemma deserves justice from the community if people can only be brave enough to come forward.
- It can get too much for her though and those are the times she deserves a hug more than anyone else I know.
- The vessel does sterling work for the community and deserves recognition for this.
- The original text for this piece is not mine, but it's so good it deserves reproduction.
- There will always be debate about who deserves honours, all of it highly subjective.
- That is the measure of his achievement and for it he deserves our heartfelt praise and thanks.
- Irate shareholders wondered exactly what he had delivered to deserve such a reward.
- When an offence deserves a lesser sentence, let that sentence also be passed in open court.
- If you are to be placed in such a position, you deserve a fair hearing in court.
- Everyone deserves a second chance, and people like him really do need to be helped.
- The car was very good and the team did a fantastic job and really deserve a win.
- There is no quick fix or simple solution and the Executive deserves credit for the start it has made.
- He has a job where most people will not even know he's part of the staff, he deserves a pat on the back.
- Tomorrow's shorter distance is a bit of a worry, but he deserves attention all the same.
- Like him, Alice is very brave and deserves a chance for a bone marrow transplant.
- This week, it is an honour to be able to praise someone who really deserves it.
2(investigation/attention) merecer(attention/investigation) ser digno de
1to deserve well/ill of sb — merecer el reconocimiento/la condena de algn
- they deserved better of us all — merecían que los tratáramos mejor
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