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(not here)my briefcase is gone! — ¡me ha desaparecido la cartera!
- how long has she been gone? — ¿cuánto hace que se fue?
- by the time we get there, they'll be gone — para cuando nosotros lleguemos, ya se habrán ido
- She's probably long gone, too afraid to come back to the Republic to save us.
- It was the rudiment of a possible discussion but she was already gone, leaving him alone in the aisle.
- Craig Pollock and Jacques Villeneuve were central to the new team, but both have now gone.
- Her parents were gone again for the weekend, so she had the house to herself.
- She didn't want to go outside and look for him because she was afraid he would return while she was gone.
- The sun was almost gone, and Rowena shared the garden only with one old man in a wheelchair.
- Also gone will be the familiar red colour scheme, as the Grobs are unable to be painted any other colour than white.
- Her parents were gone that weekend, so she was home alone as usual with her siblings away at boarding school.
- Sensing that they were gone, I was more afraid to look at Michael than anything else.
- When she returned with her children at the weekend, the floral tribute was gone.
- But the days when theatrical lenses were available only to movie stars are long gone.
- His usually wild curls were flattened in place and the stubble that was normally present was gone.
- With any luck we can catch the last of the snow riding this weekend before it's all gone.
- I was gone that weekend, but by Monday the whole school knew that I was going out with Brent.
- You are afraid to put trust in someone because they might be gone tomorrow.
- One of the differences is when you wrestle in the States, you're gone every weekend.
- Those moments I remember from the Ireland squad when Duff's shyness got the better of him are virtually gone.
- It was a wonderful weekend and the hangover is now almost gone.
- Also gone is the spare wheel, replaced by a squirt-in-tyre sealant and a plug-in electric pump.
- Once he is gone, I will present the group with an opportunity for a new beginning.
1.2(past)those days are (long) gone — de eso hace ya mucho
- gone are the days when one could … — ya no se puede …
- If she was gone, dead and buried, he could move on with his life.
- Just the thought of him being dead, being gone, being cold, was enough to make me scream.
- When we talked about Mom being dead, he wished us to say not dead but gone.
- The petroleum industry barely existed 100 years ago and will probably be largely gone 100 years from now.
- A million manufacturing jobs have gone in the past year alone.
- She woke feelings within him, after he thought all feeling was gone, dead with his people.
- When the fields of dead grass are gone, and these miracle crops die off too, what will there be for food?
- With the internet the prime reason for the existence of cities is gone.
1.3(used up)the money is all gone — no queda nada de dinero
- Having been consumed, they are gone and are not available to others.
- Even though she knew as she walked into her interview the job was still available, she was told it had gone.
- Much of the available money was gone before the traditional marketing season for lambs even began.
- Tickets for the last two days have already gone, leaving just February 29 available.
- Some fear it will be gone in another 60 years unless we cut consumption drastically.
- Obviously everyone else has had the same idea and the weekend flights have gone already.
- Goods that are consumed are gone and thus not available for use in production.
- All the numbers under twenty have gone, but there are various numbers available above that.
1.4far gonehe was too far gone for us to be able to revive him — era ya demasiado tarde para poder salvarlo
- the bearings are pretty far gone — los cojinetes están muy gastados / en muy mal estado
- things are too far gone to avoid a strike — las cosas han llegado demasiado lejos, no se puede evitar la huelga
- (drunk) he was pretty far gone — había bebido bastante más de la cuenta
2.1informal (pregnant)she's six months gone — está de seis meses informal
- Most teenage mums won't even go to their doctor until they are six or seven months gone because they are so afraid.
- The first time, I didn't even realise I was pregnant until I was four months gone.
2.2euphemistic (dead)I think he's gone — me parece que está muerto / que se ha muerto
3British informal(fond of)to be gone on sth/sb
- I'm not particularly gone on golf — a mí no me enloquece el golf
- she's completely gone on him — está loca / chiflada por él
1they didn't arrive till gone five o'clock — no llegaron hasta después de las cinco / hasta pasadas las cinco
- it's just gone five — acaban de dar las cinco
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