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(pass through)(gap/hole) pasar porit's a swamp, the tractors will never get through — es un pantano, los tractores no van a poder pasar
1.2(difficulties/ordeal) superar(period) pasaronce we've got through the winter … — una vez que hayamos pasado el invierno …
- it was a very trying time, but we got through thanks to … — fue una etapa muy difícil, pero la superamos gracias a …
1.3Sport(qualifying round/heat) pasarto get through to the finals — pasar a las finales
1.4British (pass)(examination/test) aprobar(test/examination) pasarit was a tough exam but somehow she got through — fue un examen difícil pero de alguna manera aprobó / pasó
2.1(reach destination)(messenger/supplies/reinforcements) llegar a destino(news/report) llegar
2.2(on the telephone)comunicarseto get through to sb/sth — comunicarse con algn/algo
- he couldn't get through to Tokyo — no se pudo comunicar con Tokyo
2.3(make understand)to get through (to sb)
- am I getting through to you? — ¿me entiendes?
- I can't get through to him — no logro hacerme entender / comunicarme con él
3.1British (use up)(materials) gastarse(materials) usarhe got through a pair of shoes in less than a month — destrozó un par de zapatos en menos de un mes
- she got through £100 just on table napkins — se gastó 100 libras solo en servilletas
3.2(deal with)I've only got ten more pages to get through — me quedan solo diez páginas por leer (or estudiar etc.)
- I have to get through all these applications before 5 o'clock — tengo que leer todas estas solicitudes antes de las cinco
4(bring through)pasarto get sth through customs — pasar algo por la aduana
- they got the piano through the window — pasaron el piano por la ventana
- the teacher got them all through — gracias al profesor aprobaron todos
- it was his will power that got him through — fue su fuerza de voluntad lo que lo salvó (or ayudó a superar la crisis etc.)
5.1(send)(supplies/convoy/message) hacer llegar
5.2(make understood)hacer entenderI can't get it through to him that … — no logro hacerle entender que …
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