In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.2(elapse)(days/years) pasar(days/years) transcurrir formalas time went by … — a medida que pasaba el tiempo …
- tales of days gone by — cuentos de antaño
- in years gone by people used to … — antes / antiguamente la gente solía …
- we mustn't let the occasion go by without a celebration — no podemos dejar pasar la ocasión sin celebrarlo
2.1(act, judge in accordance with)(instinct) dejarse llevar por(rules) seguirto go by appearances — juzgar por las apariencias
- they used to go by the position of the sun — se guiaban por la posición del sol
- I am just going by what I was told — yo simplemente me atengo a lo que se me dijo
- if previous experience is anything to go by — a juzgar por lo que ha sucedido en otras ocasiones
2.2US (be wasted)the opportunity went right by him — perdió / dejó pasar la oportunidad
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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