In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bridge/building) reconstruir(economy) reconstruirher face was rebuilt by a plastic surgeon — un cirujano plástico le rehízo la cara
- he tried to rebuild his life — intentó rehacer su vida
- she rebuilt the business from scratch — levantó el negocio de cero
- Let there be no short cuts any more and let roads be rebuilt from their foundations if necessary.
- When the home was rebuilt the town was expected to provide the new access bridge.
- Its 205 pupils will be bussed to a school 13 miles away while the building is rebuilt.
- Eventually, the front wall was rebuilt and the windows repositioned in their original places.
- He has never rebuilt the confidence which his father unintentionally destroyed in childhood.
- The building used to look a bit fancier, and much more decorative, but it was never rebuilt.
- The garage belongs to a family in nearby Church Road, who rebuilt it as a double garage just two years ago.
- Whether or not it ought to be rebuilt is secondary to the real issue: can it be rebuilt?
- Until it was rebuilt, passengers had to change cars and cross the bridge by foot.
- Mr Kingston said it was essential that links between the food producer and the consumer were rebuilt.
- Instead, she rebuilt her life and career and launched her own jewellery line.
- The Germans rebuilt the dams far more quickly than the Allies had expected.
- The couple are staying with friends but Mr Patrick said they intend to return to their home when it is rebuilt.
- Even when the area is rebuilt, and it will take a long time, many companies will have moved outside the city for good.
- The wall was partly rebuilt in May, but left without coping stones on, leaving it open to weather damage.
- The police later took away their clothes as they rebuilt the bomb as part of the painstaking investigation.
- When it was totally gutted by fire 10 years later it was rebuilt and prospered.
- Once the place is rebuilt, cleaned and sorted, viewers of the show can holiday there.
- Work eventually went ahead and the centre was rebuilt using traditional materials.
- Now he reveals how he rebuilt his marriage and his hopes for the country's future
2Motor vehicles(engine) reacondicionar
3(restore)(trust/faith) volver a cimentar(trust/faith) restablecer
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