In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1serle útil / de utilidad a algnservirle a algnit may be of some use to us in the future — nos podría ser útil / de utilidad en un futuro
- she could be of enormous use to us — nos podría ser utilísima
- it is of little practical use — no es muy útil
- these scissors aren't much use — estas tijeras no sirven para nada
- I'm not much use at cooking — no se me da muy bien la cocina
- is this (of) any use to you? — ¿te sirve de algo esto?
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