In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(put on)(roof/cover) colocar(cover/roof) ponerthey soon had all the books on the shelves — pronto colocaron todos los libros en los estantes
2(be wearing)llevar puestotener puestowhat did she have on? — ¿cómo iba vestida?
- I had nothing on — estaba desnudo
- you have your sweater on backwards / (British) back to front — llevas / tienes el suéter puesto al revés
3.1British (have arranged)tenerhave you anything on this evening? — ¿tienes / haces algo esta noche?
3.2British (have in progress)the municipal gallery has an exhibition on — en la galería municipal hay una exposición
- let's see what they have on at the Metro — veamos qué dan en el Metro
4informal(tease)to have sb on — tomarle el pelo a algn informal
- you're having me on! — ¡me estás tomando el pelo!
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