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 down)(weapons/tools) dejar (a un lado)(responsibilities/burden) librarse de(responsibilities/burden) desembarazarse deshe laid herself down on the sand — se tumbó en la arena
2(prescribe, fix)(procedure/guidelines) establecer(guidelines/procedure) determinartheir religion lays down a strict code of conduct — su religión impone un estricto código de conducta
- it is laid down in the constitution/rulebook that … — la constitución/el reglamento establece que …
3(wine) guardar en la bodega
4Nauticalempezar a construir
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