In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lo esenciallo fundamentalthat was the gist of it — eso fue fundamentalmente lo que se dijo (or se me explicó etc.)
- just give me the gist of it — cuéntamelo en líneas generales
- to get the gist of sth — captar / comprender lo esencial / lo fundamental de algo
- the gist of what she was saying was … — en esencia lo que estaba diciendo era que …
- The general gist of the plots are all protagonists love and lose out.
- I didn't completely understand all they'd just said, but I thought I had the general gist of it.
- The gist of everything is correct, but I just don't talk like that.
- The student retains the information while he/she distills a main idea from the gist of the text.
- It was all in German though, so I couldn't give you the gist of it.
- The script was totally written, every line was there, but he just wanted us to get a general gist of the scene.
- There is more - much more - in a similar vein but you get the gist.
- The gist of his presentation was how important a good education and critical thinking are.
- You really have to read the whole thing to get the gist of his message.
- Ring us and make some easy money, was the gist of the message.
- The minutiae of meetings remains private, but the general gist is that it was a problem and it has been addressed.
- I did not catch the whole gist of his speech, but I assume that he is forcing us, or compelling us by vote, to sit on Fridays.
- The gist of this whining is that there's something wrong with the voters.
- I can remember the general gist of them, but nothing specific.
- In general, no one wrote anything that strongly contradicted the gist of the review.
- The gist is that they feel the choice and range of goods has gone down and prices have gone up.
- Faint voices floated to him and he caught the general gist of the conversation.
- It seems he just cannot grasp the gist of the game.
- That, of course, was the gist of the original sales pitch.
- Peter spoke a few words with him, then told us the gist of the exchange.
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