In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(see, consult)(police) ir a(courts) acudir aI want to go to a specialist — quiero ir a ver a un especialista
- I'm going to the manager about this — yo voy a ir a hablar de esto con el gerente
- to go to the people — consultar al electorado
- the program enables us to go to any file instantly — este programa nos permite acceso inmediato a cualquier archivo
2(be awarded to)ser para… and the prize goes to … — … y el premio se lo lleva …
- I think the cup will be going to France — creo que Francia se va a llevar la copa
3(incur)I don't want you to go to too much trouble — no quiero que te tomes tantas molestias
- we went to great expense to give her a good send-off — gastamos muchísimo para darle una buena despedida
- they'll go to any lengths to prevent publication — harán todo lo que sea necesario para impedir que se publique
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