In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(in upright position)(person/patient) incorporarse(dog) sentarse sobre las patas traserasthey are beginning to sit up and take notice of our warnings — están empezando a hacer caso de nuestras advertencias
- that should make them sit up and take notice — eso debería alertarlos
1.2(with straight back)ponerse derechoenderezarsesit up (straight) — ponte derecho
1.3(not go to bed)we sat up till one o'clock talking — nos quedamos (levantados) conversando hasta la una
- she sat up night after night with the sick girl — pasó noche tras noche en vela cuidando a la niña enferma
- don't sit up for me — no me esperes levantado
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