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(give home to)(orphan) recoger(lodger) alojar
1.2(do)she takes in washing — es lavandera
1.3(grasp, register)(information/impressions) asimilarshe explained it so fast I couldn't take it all in — lo explicó tan rápido que no lo pude asimilar todo
- he looked around taking in every detail — miró a su alrededor captando todos los detalles / sin perderse ni un detalle
- he didn't take in what was happening — no se dio cuenta de lo que estaba pasando
1.4(make narrower)(dress/waist) meterle a(dress/waist) tomarle a
2(deceive)engañarI'm not taken in by it — a mí no me engaña
- many people were taken in by his apparent sincerity — su aparente sinceridad engañó a muchos
3.1(include)(areas/topics) incluir(areas/topics) abarcar
3.2(visit)visitarincluiron the way back we took in Alsace — (en el camino) de regreso visitamos Alsacia
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