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(free of charge)regalarobsequiar formalit's worthless, you can't even give it away — no vale nada, nadie lo va a querer ni regalado
- at that price we're practically giving them away! — ¡a ese precio prácticamente los estamos regalando!
- a first class opportunity and she simply gave it away! — ¡una oportunidad de primera y la desperdició!
1.2(present)(prizes) hacer entrega de
1.3(as handicap)Sassy Lassy is giving away six pounds — Sassy Lassy corre con un hándicap de seis libras
2.1(disclose)(secret/identity) revelar(identity/secret) descubrirthe Secretary of State gave little away — el Secretario de Estado no dijo mucho / fue muy circunspecto
- I don't think I'm giving anything away if I say that … — no creo estar revelando nada que no debiera si digo que …
2.2(betray)delatarvender informaldon't worry, I won't give you away — no te preocupes, no te voy a delatar / descubrir
- her accent/clothes gave her away — el acento/la ropa la delató
- to give oneself away — venderse
3(bride) entregar en matrimonioshe was given away by her father — su padre fue el padrino de la boda
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