In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of unwanted object) deshacerse de(sell) deshacerse de(sell) vender(of boring person) quitarse de encima(kill) deshacerse deI'd like to get rid of this old cupboard — quisiera deshacerme de este armario viejo
- I got rid of the shares — me deshice de / vendí las acciones
- I can't get rid of these spots on my face — estos granos de la cara no se me quitan con nada
- it gets rid of unpleasant smells — elimina los malos olores
- she started talking and I couldn't get rid of her — se puso a hablar y no me la podía quitar de encima
- he knew too much, so they got rid of him — como sabía demasiado, lo eliminaron
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