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(get up)ponerse de pielevantarsepararse Latin Americashe stood up on a chair — se subió a una silla
- he stood up and left — se levantó y se fue
- to stand up and be counted — dar la cara por sus (or mis etc.) principios (or creencias etc.)
1.2(be, remain standing)stand up straight — ponte derecho
- I had to stand up all the way — tuve que ir parado todo el trayecto
- I arrived with nothing but the clothes I stood up in — llegué con lo puesto
- the tripod won't stand up properly — el trípode no se sostiene bien
1.3(endure, withstand wear)resistirthis evidence wouldn't stand up in court — cualquier tribunal desestimaría estas pruebas
- to stand up to sth — resistir / soportar algo
- the argument doesn't stand up to close examination — el argumento no resiste un análisis minucioso
2.1(set upright)poner de pielevantar
2.2informal (not keep appointment with)dejar plantado a informaldarle (el) plantón a informaldarle la plancha a Mexico informaltirarle la plancha a Mexico informalwe were stood up — nos dieron (el) plantón informal
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