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(restrain, prevent)to keep sb from sth
- I don't want to keep you from your work — no quiero distraerte de / interrumpir tu trabajo
- to keep sb from -ing
- try to keep him from working too hard/spending all his money — intenta que no trabaje demasiado/que no se gaste todo el dinero
- nothing can keep you from trying — nada te impide intentarlo
- I managed to keep myself from laughing — pude aguantar la risa
- she could hardly keep herself from nodding off — apenas podía mantenerse despierta
1.2(not reveal)ocultarhe kept vital information from us — nos ocultó información vital
- I want you to keep this from your brother — no quiero que le digas nada de esto a tu hermano
2(refrain)to keep from -ing
- I could hardly keep from crying/laughing — apenas si pude contener las lágrimas/aguantar la risa
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