In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(breach of law, regulations) infracción feminine(criminal offense) delito masculineto commit an offense — cometer una infracción
- a traffic offense — una infracción de tráfico
2.1(cause of outrage)atentado masculinean offense against decency — un atentado contra la moral
- that building is an offense to the eye — ese edificio hace daño a la vista
2.2(resentment, displeasure)to cause/give offense to sb — ofender a algn
- to take offense at sth — ofenderse / sentirse ofendido por algo
3.1US (attack)ataque masculineofensiva feminineweapons of offense — armas ofensivas feminine
3.2US Sportataque masculinelínea de ataque feminineofensiva femininelínea ofensiva femininea good player on offense — un buen jugador en el ataque
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