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(beat)pegarle aher husband used to knock her about — su marido la maltrataba / le pegaba
- he got knocked about in his cell — le daban palizas en la celda
2.1(be present)I used to knock around with him a lot — antes andaba / salía mucho con él
- he spends his time knocking about the bars — se pasa el día deambulando por los bares
2.2(travel)viajarshe spent two years knocking around South America — pasó dos años viajando / dando vueltas por Sudamérica
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