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(change direction, turn)(vehicle) dar un viraje(vehicle) girar (en redondo)(vehicle) virar (en redondo)she swung around to face me — giró sobre sus talones para darme la cara
- the wind has swung around to the east — el viento ha cambiado hacia el este
1.2(change views)to swing around to sth — dar un giro / un viraje hacia algo
2.1(car/boat) hacer girar en redondo
2.2(change)to swing sb's opinions around — hacer cambiar de opinión a algn
- we hope to swing them around to our point of view — esperamos poder convencerlos de que tenemos razón
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