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(to face different direction)darse la vueltavolversevoltearse Southern Cone Latin Americadarse vuelta Southern Cone
1.2informal (react)I can't turn around and tell her she isn't needed any more — no puedo salir ahora con que no la necesitamos más
1.3(reverse)(weather/economy/luck) cambiar completamente(luck/economy/weather) dar un vuelco(weather/economy/luck) pegar un vuelco
2could you turn the TV around this way a little? — ¿podrías poner el televisor un poco más para este lado?
- turn the book around so they can see — voltea el libro para que puedan ver
3.1(set on new course)(economy/company) sanearit has turned my life around — le ha dado un nuevo rumbo a mi vida
3.2(get ready)we aim to turn orders around within 24 hours — procuramos despachar los pedidos en 24 horas
- the ferry can be turned around in under an hour — el transbordador se puede preparar para volver a zarpar en menos de una hora
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