In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ice/butter) derretirse(wax/metal) fundirsethe candy melted in his mouth — el caramelo se le deshizo / se le disolvió en la boca
2(become mild, gentle)(person) ablandarse(anger) desaparecerhe melted in her arms — se derritió en sus brazos
3to melt into sth
- her grimace melted into a smile — la mueca se le transformó en sonrisa
- they melted into the crowd — se perdieron en la muchedumbre
- he just melts into the background — pasa desapercibido
- the scenes melt into one another — las escenas se funden unas con otras
2(make gentle, compassionate)their cries melted her heart — su llanto la conmovió
hamburguesa o sándwich con queso derretido por encima
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