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)volverregresarwe were very late getting back to Tulsa — volvimos / regresamos a Tulsa muy tarde
- how are you getting back? — ¿cómo te regresas?
- OK, get back to work everybody — bueno, todo el mundo a trabajar otra vez
- to get back to what I was saying, … — volviendo a lo que decía, …
- they've decided to get back together again — se han reconciliado
- he let the other runner get back in front — dejó que el otro corredor se le volviera a adelantar
1.2(retreat, move behind)get back! — ¡atrás!
- get back behind the barrier — vuelvan a ponerse detrás de la barrera
2(regain possession of)(property/possessions) recuperar(strength/health) recobrar(strength/health) recuperarwe never got our money/ball back — nunca nos devolvieron el dinero/la pelota
3.1(return, redeliver)(book/borrowed item) devolveryou must get it back to me before Friday — me lo tienes que devolver antes del viernes
- can you get the children back here by eleven? — ¿puedes traer a los niños de vuelta antes de las once?
3.2(put back, replace)to get sth back in/out — volver a poner/a sacar algo
- lift up the sofa so I can get the carpet back under it — levanta el sofá para que pueda volver a colocar la alfombra debajo
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