In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ocuparse deI'm too busy to see to everything myself — estoy muy atareada y no puedo ocuparme de / encargarme de todo
- there's a customer out there: could you see to him for me? — hay un cliente allí ¿podrías ocuparte de él / podrías atenderlo?
- at his age, he ought to be able to see to his own breakfast — a su edad debería ser capaz de hacerse el desayuno
- to see to it (that)
- you must see to it that the doors are locked — debes asegurarte de que cierren las puertas con llave
- I'll finish by Friday — see to it that you do — para el viernes lo termino — asegúrate de que así sea
- are you sure she'll come? — I'll see to it myself — ¿estás seguro de que vendrá? — yo me encargo de ello
- we didn't get a moment's peace, the children saw to that! — no tuvimos un momento de paz ¡de eso se encargaron los niños!
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