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(meet)reunirselet's all get together for a drink sometime — a ver cuándo nos reunimos / juntamos para tomar algo
- they got together to discuss the problem — se reunieron para tratar el problema
- to get together with sb — reunirse con algn
1.2(join forces)(nations/unions) unirsewhy don't we get together to buy her a present? — ¿por qué no le regalamos algo juntos?
1.3informal (become couple, team)juntarse
2(assemble)(money/people/documents) reunirwe're getting a band together — estamos formando un conjunto
- get your things together, we're going — junta / recoge tus cosas que nos vamos
3.2informal (sort out, make effective)(life) poner en ordenif we could get our technique together … — si pudiéramos perfeccionar nuestra técnica …
- they seem to have got themselves together at last — parece que por fin se han organizado
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