In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(waters/mud) revolver(waters/mud) remover Spain(memories) despertar(memories) traer a la memoria(revolt/unrest/hatred) provocar(opposition/discontent) promover(opposition/discontent) suscitardon't stir up the past — no revuelvas el pasado
- they're rather apathetic: they need stirring up — son algo apáticos: hay que aguijonearlos / pincharlos un poco
- they stirred up the mob to violence — incitaron a la muchedumbre a la violencia
- to stir up trouble — armar lío
- she's stirring things up again — ya está otra vez revolviendo las cosas
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