In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/diagram/picture) mirarmy husband has never looked at another woman — mi marido no ha mirado nunca a otra mujer
- he's not much to look at — muy atractivo no es
- to look at her, you'd think she was really weak — tiene todo el aspecto de una persona débil
- look at the time! — ¡mira qué hora es!
- look at me for instance — mírame a mí, por ejemplo
- he said he'd never marry, and look at him now! — ¡decía que no se casaría nunca y ahí lo tienes!
- there's $50 missing — well, don't look at me! — faltan 50 dólares — bueno, a mí no me mires
2.1(consider)(possibilities) considerar(possibilities) estudiarwe're looking at ways of increasing productivity — estamos considerando / estudiando cómo podemos aumentar la productividad
- look at it from my point of view — míralo / considéralo desde mi punto de vista
- it depends on how you look at it — depende de cómo lo mires
- they wouldn't even look at my proposal — ni siquiera consideraron mi propuesta
- the program looks at university life — el programa enfoca la vida universitaria
2.2informal (contemplate)you're looking at $6,000 at least to get the roof fixed — hay que pensar en / calcular 6.000 dólares como mínimo para hacer arreglar el techo
- I'd say you were looking at 5 months — yo diría que hay que calcular unos cinco meses
3(examine, check)(graze/arm/patient) examinar(arm/graze/patient) checar Mexico(pump/car/valve) revisar(pump/valve/car) chequear(car/pump/valve) checar Mexico
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