In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I couldn't go, so she went instead — no pude ir, así que fue ella (en vez de mí / en mi lugar)
- forget about cooking, let's go out to dinner instead — no te preocupes por cocinar, vayamos a cenar fuera
- I'd run out of pasta, so I used rice instead — me había quedado sin pasta, así que usé arroz
- don't worry, I'll have tea instead — no se preocupe, deme té entonces
- I thought I was going to be early: instead, I was half an hour late — creí que llegaría temprano; en cambio, llegué media hora tarde
- he knew he should leave but instead he lingered — sabía que debía irse; sin embargo, permanecía allí
2as preposition instead of — en lugar de
- instead of going by train, she chose to fly — en vez de ir en tren, prefirió el avión
- instead of beer he drank wine — en vez de cerveza se tomó un vino
- she volunteered to go instead of me — se ofreció para ir en mi lugar
- Perhaps Bradford might then be the vibrant city it once was instead of looking so lost.
- So instead of leaving them in plain view in the kitchen, put them somewhere out of sight.
- We are very grateful for the family asking for donations for us instead of flowers.
- Take the stairs instead of the lift to add a few extra steps to your daily regime.
- In front of it, however, instead of a courtyard or public square, there is a car park.
- The move will see the regular grey bin collected on a fortnightly instead of a weekly basis.
- Royal Mail deserves a gold star for this, instead of all the complaints in the media.
- I'd make it for a whole year instead of the eight weeks it had turned into by the time it stopped.
- They will try to find alternate means and may have a sandwich instead of a proper meal.
- He said random tests to check the cars' condition could be used instead of an age limit.
- This is the first time we have known what we are going to be doing over three years, instead of one.
- As a result, meetings can take place in my office instead of using a committee room.
- I mean pretty soon instead of being able to pick who we want to marry others will be picking for us.
- They hope it will become a place children will use instead of hanging about on the streets.
- It was a rude reminder of all the reasons I cycle instead of taking public transport.
- Some have made speaking only English a point of national pride instead of a disgrace.
- He also has to show that he can be a useful member of society instead of being regarded as a parasite.
- It may even appeal to the woman who wants to buy her husband a diamond instead of the other way around.
- It is time the people on this estate stood up to these youths instead of burying our heads in the sand.
- In between meals try to fill up on nuts and fruit instead of crisps and chocolate.
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