In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unable to move)the drawer is stuck — el cajón se ha atascado
- the door is stuck — la puerta se ha atrancado
- he's stuck at home with the kids all day — está todo el día metido en la casa con los niños
- he got stuck at branch manager level — se estancó en el puesto de director de sucursal
2(at a loss)atascadoto be stuck — estar atascado
- I got stuck on the second question — me quedé atascado en la segunda pregunta
- to be stuck for sth
- he's never stuck for something to do/say — siempre tiene algo que hacer/decir
- I'm rather stuck for cash — ando corto de dinero
3informal(burdened)to be/get stuck with sth/sb
- I was stuck with the bill — me cargaron el muerto
- I got stuck with Bob all evening — tuve que aguantar a Bob toda la noche
4informal(infatuated)to be stuck on sb/sth
- she's really stuck on him — está loca por él
- he's stuck on the idea of emigrating — está emperrado en emigrar
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