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(resist)(enemy/attack) resistir(enemy/attack) rechazar
1.3(delay)(decision) aplazar(decision) postergar Latin America
2.1(be delayed)if the rain holds off — si la lluvia se aguanta informal
2.2(keep one's distance, show restraint)I've made my point, so I plan to hold off for a while — yo ya he dicho lo que pensaba, así que ahora me voy a callar la boca
- so far I've managed to hold off from saying anything to her — por ahora he logrado aguantarme y no decirle nada
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