In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1either … or … — o … o …
- you can have either tea or coffee — puedes tomar (o) té o café
- he can't speak either Spanish or Italian — no sabe hablar (ni) español ni italiano
- she's either incredibly naive or very stupid — o (bien) es increíblemente ingenua o es estúpida
- either your work improves or you're fired! — ¡o mejora tu trabajo o estás despedido!
- And I am not going to open any of her letters either, they can go straight in the bin.
- In fact, increasing your size won't matter either, so grab a cream bun whenever you like.
- The players were not available for that tie either and, six years on, not much appears to have changed.
- I don't believe that the Reserve Bank believes that there is a strong link either.
- The harder path, if we have the will, isn't paved with yellow bricks and it isn't black and white either.
- No knocks, creaks or rattles either, indicating that it's been well screwed together.
- You don't need to be a genius to work out the similarities either.
- Needless to say I won't be writing to them for permission to use these links either.
1(one or the other)you can take either route — puedes tomar cualquiera de las dos rutas
- the key wasn't in either drawer — la llave no estaba en ninguno de los dos cajones
- we don't need either one — no necesitamos ninguno de los dos
2(each)on either side of the path — a ambos lados / a cada lado del camino
- I have nothing in either box — no tengo nada en ninguna de las dos cajas
1cualquiera Britishningunoningunaalgunoalgunaeither (one) would be suitable — cualquiera (de los dos) serviría
- take either of the two, but not both — toma cualquiera de los dos, pero no ambos
- I couldn't wear either of those dresses — no podría ponerme ninguno de esos vestidos
- he doesn't get on with either of his parents — no se lleva bien ni con su padre ni con su madre
- does / do either of you have children? — ¿alguno de ustedes (dos) tiene hijos?
1tampocoshe can't cook and he can't either — ella no sabe cocinar y él tampoco
- he's not clever but he's not stupid either — no es inteligente, pero tampoco es tonto
2(moreover, at that)they found a campsite, and not such a bad one either — encontraron un camping, y no tan malo, por cierto
- and I don't have to pay a penny either — y ni siquiera tengo que pagar nada
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