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(phantom)fantasma masculineespíritu masculineyou look as if you've seen a ghost! — ¡parece que hubieras visto un fantasma!
- to lay the ghost of sth/sb (to rest) — enterrar el recuerdo de algo/algn
- the reconciliation with my father laid the ghost of my unhappy childhood — la reconciliación con mi padre me libró de la sombra de mi desgraciada niñez
1.2(hint, trace)the ghost of a smile — una sonrisa apenas esbozada
- they do not have the / a ghost of a chance — no tienen ni la más remota posibilidad
1.3archaic (soul)feminine almato give up the ghost — pasar a mejor vida humorous euphemistic informal
- I think the TV's given up the ghost — creo que la tele se ha escoñado
2(on TV, radar screen)fantasma masculine
1to ghost sb's speech/book — escribir el discurso/libro de algn
- his autobiography was ghosted by a journalist — un periodista le escribió la autobiografía
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