In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dispatch)(parcel/letter/goods) despachar(letter/goods/parcel) mandar(parcel/letter/goods) enviar(person) mandarhe sent me off to mail the letter — me mandó a echar la carta
- I like to send them off with a good breakfast — me gusta que tomen un buen desayuno antes de salir
2BritishSportexpulsarecharhow many players were sent off? — ¿a cuántos jugadores expulsaron / echaron?
- he was sent off the pitch — lo echaron del campo de juego
3to send off for sth
- I sent off for a brochure — mandé pedir un folleto
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