In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(depart, leave)irsetell them to go away — diles que se vayan
- I went away from the meeting feeling disappointed — me fui / salí decepcionada de la reunión
- he went away with completely the wrong idea — se fue con / se llevó una idea totalmente equivocada
2(from home)they've gone away to Australia — se han ido a Australia
- we didn't go away last year — el año pasado no salimos / no fuimos a ningún lado de vacaciones
- [ S ]gone away — se escribe en el sobre de una carta que se devuelve al remitente, para indicar que el destinatario se ha mudado
- a going-away party/present — una fiesta/un regalo de despedida
3(disappear, fade away)(smell) irse(pain) pasarse(pain) irsemy headache won't go away — no se me pasa / no se me va el dolor de cabeza
- this problem will not go away — el problema no se va a resolver solo
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