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(to dog, bring)(thing/person) traer(thing/person) ir a buscar(thing/person) ir a por Spainfetch me my cigarettes please — tráeme / ve a buscarme los cigarrillos, por favor
- fetch my cigarettes for me please — tráeme / ve a buscarme los cigarrillos, por favor
- go and fetch help! — ¡ve a buscar ayuda!
- (to dog) fetch (it)! — ¡busca, busca!
- I fetched the rug from the car — fui al coche a buscar la manta
- she fetched out a card from the bottom of her handbag — sacó una tarjeta del fondo de su bolso
- the noise fetched him out of his room/down from the loft — el barullo lo hizo salir de su cuarto/bajar del desván
- fetch that box down from upstairs — ve a buscar esa caja arriba
- you'd better fetch the washing in — va a ser mejor que entres la ropa
- Cox goes to fetch a cup of tea and returns with more numbers.
- Once we reached the library, we three signed in, and Kelsey surreptitiously drifted away, fetching the large tome and bringing it to the room where we were doing our shift.
- They give you a plastic slate with a number; you drive up, and the bags are fetched from a conveyor belt that carries big numbered tubs.
- The boys' contribution is mainly to collect wood and sometimes fetch water.
- As she conducts household errands, fetching apples or replating candlesticks, she seeks ‘her own secret’.
- One moment of reality that was to haunt me for a long time was what happened when I went to fetch Stephen's death certificate at the Hallamshire hospital in Sheffield, where he had died.
- Lee was left to play by himself when his cousins left the house and his mother went to fetch a cup of tea for Lee's disabled great-grandmother, Margaret Duplex.
- So he called a servant to fetch a candle and led the way upstairs, the stranger following without effort despite his burden.
- We trained him to fetch it and bring it back repeatedly.
- In the dry season, the women would fetch it and carry it home in jars on their heads, or from dirty tanks which gave us diseases.
- Luckily, I had a boy with me, who I sent to fetch a morgue vehicle to bring them to the city for proper burial.
- After a breakfast of pasta and 3 cups of tea, I went to the garage to fetch my bike only to find my Dad, who looked more nervous than me, frantically pumping up my tyres.
- To get my birth certificate in my Dutch home town, I have to ask my mother to mobilize my 80-year old uncle, the last family member to live in this city, so he can fetch it in person.
- He bends down and tosses a stick to Baxter, who obligingly fetches it and brings it back.
- Mr Tembani then told me he would personally fetch the parcel and deliver it to my house.
- It took me a while to fetch the car and bring it up to the church to get my parents.
- In the afternoon, one guest said, the bride was fetched and brought to the party.
- I had a need to go fetch his last belongings and bring them home to my house to wash them.
- I fetched my guitar and led in a quick rendition of This Land Is Your Land.
- Can you imagine a moggie carrying Sunday papers with all those supplements, or fetching letters without scratching them to shreds?
1.2(collect)(thing/person) recogerthey fetched him from the station in the car — lo recogieron de la estación / lo fueron a buscar a la estación en el coche
2informal(sell for)the car fetched $4,000 — el coche se vendió en 4.000 dólares
- it'll fetch a tidy sum — sacarán una buena suma por él
3informal(deal)to fetch sb a blow — darle / asestarle un golpe a algn
- to fetch sb a kick — darle una patada a algn
4.1(utter)(sigh/groan) exhalar literary
- His voice was musical and strong, which he managed in such a manner as, one while, to make soft impressions on the heart, and fetch tears from the eyes.
- Her death took a heavy toll on Elizabeth, one observer noting, ‘I never knew her fetch a sigh, but when the Queen of Scots was beheaded.’
- Men of wisdom fetch their breath up from deep inside and below, while others breathe with their voice box alone.
- I likewise promise that I shall not be obliged to fetch blood with the scourge.
4.2(draw)to fetch a deep breath — respirar hondo
5Nautical(buoy/mark) alcanzar(mark/buoy) arribar a
1to fetch and carry — ser el recadero/la recadera
- I'm sick of fetching and carrying for you — estoy harta de ser tu mandadero
2Nauticalganar el barlovento
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