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(in the direction of)haciatoward the door/the exit — hacia la puerta/la salida
- further south, toward the Mexican border — más al sur, más cerca de la frontera con México
- there have been moves toward a settlement — se han dado algunos pasos hacia una solución
- a tendency toward exaggeration — una tendencia a la exageración / a exagerar
1.2(facing)she sat with her back toward me/toward the fire — estaba sentada de espaldas a mí/a la chimenea
2(of time)haciaalrededor detoward midday/the end of the year — hacia mediodía/fin de año
3(as contribution)she gave us $100 toward it — nos dio 100 dólares como contribución
- here's some money toward the present — aquí tienes mi contribución para el regalo
4(regarding)para conhaciayour attitude/responsibility toward them — tu actitud/responsabilidad para con / hacia ellos
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