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(not punish, forgive)perdonarhe was let off lightly — se escapó con un castigo bien leve
- to let sb off with sth
- she was let off with a reprimand — solo le hicieron una amonestación
1.2(exempt, excuse from)perdonarwe were let off our homework — nos perdonaron los deberes
- I'll let you off the 80 cents — te perdono los 80 centavos
1.3(allow to go)dejar salirshe let them off early — los dejó salir temprano
2.1(allow to get off)(passenger) dejar bajar
2.2(fire, explode)(fireworks) hacer estallar(rocket/cracker) tirar(salvo) disparar(salvo) tirar(rifle) disparar
2.3British (rent)(office/room) alquilarthey let it off to students — se lo alquilan a estudiantes
3British slang(break wind)tirarse un pedo informal
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