In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(roads/rivers) confluir(colors) fundirse(schools/departments/companies) fusionarse(companies/schools/departments) unirselook out for traffic merging from the left — cuidado con el tráfico que confluye por la izquierda
- to merge into sth
- he merged into the crowd — se perdió entre el gentío
- these animals merge into the foliage — estos animales se mimetizan con el follaje
- the red merges into the blue — el rojo se funde con el azul
1(companies/organizations) fusionar(organizations/companies) unir(colors) combinar(colors) fundir(data/programs) fusionar
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