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(manage)arreglárselaswe're not well-off, but we get by — no somos ricos pero vamos tirando informal
- to get by on sth — arreglárselas con algo
- she gets by on just a few dollars a week — se las arregla con unos pocos dólares a la semana
- I get by on the French I learnt at school — me las arreglo / me defiendo con el francés que aprendí en el colegio
- I can get by on six hours sleep a night — puedo pasar con seis horas de sueño al día
- to get by with sth — arreglárselas con algo
- we'll have to get by with what we have in stock — nos las tendremos que arreglar con lo que tenemos en existencias
1.2(pass muster)pasarsalvarsethe movie gets by because of some brilliant camerawork — la película pasa / se salva gracias al brillante trabajo del camarógrafo
1.3→ get past
2get past, get by
3→ get past
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