In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(deal with)a man came to see about the leaking roof — vino un hombre por lo de la gotera
- don't worry, I'llsee about it — no te preocupes, yo me encargaré del asunto
- so you refuse to do it: well, we'll soon see about that! — con que te niegas a hacerlo: ya lo veremos …
2(consider, decide)may I borrow the car? — I'll have to see about that — ¿me prestas el coche? — tendré que pensarlo
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