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(return)devolverit was too big, so I had to take it back — era demasiado grande, así que lo tuve que devolver
- I took him back the book he'd lent me — le devolví el libro que me había prestado
1.3(accept back)they took back the shoes — aceptaron la devolución de los zapatos
- she wouldn't take back the money she'd lent me — no quiso que le devolviera el dinero que me había prestado
- I can't understand why she ever took him back — no entiendo cómo aceptó que volviera
1.4(withdraw, retract)(statement) retiraryou'll take back what you just said! — ¡retira lo que acabas de decir!
- I take it all back — retiro lo dicho
2(in time)this song takes me back! — ¡qué recuerdos me trae esta canción!
- it takes me back to my childhood — me transporta a mi niñez
- let me take you back to the night of the fifth of … — permítame remontarme otra vez a la noche del cinco de …
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