In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(amount to)the report runs to 614 pages — el informe ocupa 614 páginas
- the film runs to over four hours — la película dura más de cuatro horas
- his working day can run to 12 hours — puede llegar a trabajar hasta 12 horas al día
2(extend to)if your taste runs to something a little more exotic … — si sus gustos son algo más exóticos …
- his enthusiasm won't run to giving up his weekends — su entusiasmo no llega al extremo de sacrificar sus fines de semana
3British(suffice for)(income/resources) alcanzar para(resources/income) dar para informalI don't think it will run to a second cup — no creo que alcance para otra taza
4British(afford)permitirseI'm afraid we can't run to hotel accommodation — lo siento pero no podemos permitirnos pagar un hotel
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