In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(quickly)(built/arranged/thought up) a toda prisa(thought up/arranged/built) apresuradamentethey hastily cleared away the mess — arreglaron el desorden a toda prisa
- In December he had sat stunned at a hastily organised and crowded press conference at Heathrow airport.
- Snatching my hand away from his hastily, I quickly composed myself to stand up.
- What is obvious at present is that the committee seems to be acting too hastily.
- They are out of date and should be hastily consigned to the scrap heap.
- The strength of local feeling was such that they were hastily withdrawn.
2(rashly)(speak/act) con precipitación(speak/act) precipitadamente
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