In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(child/horse/person) calmar(rumors/clamor) acallarhe asked them to quieten down the noise — les pidió que dejaran de hacer / de armar ruido
2(child/horse/person) calmarse(rumors) acallarsethe children gradually quietened down — poco a poco los niños se calmaron / dejaron de alborotar
- we'll wait for things to quieten down a little before we venture out — esperaremos a que las cosas estén más tranquilas / se calmen un poco antes de arriesgarnos a salir
- she eventually matured and quietened down — con el tiempo maduró y sentó cabeza
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