In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(two times)dos vecestwice a week/month/year — dos veces por semana/mes/año
- I'd think twice before doing it — (me) lo pensaría dos veces / muy bien antes de hacerlo
- she didn't have to be told twice — no hubo que repetírselo
- the twice-weekly meetings — las reuniones, que tienen lugar dos veces por semana
- He married twice, the second time to a Brazilian girl he met while filming in the country.
- Only twice in the space of the past two months have they emerged victorious by more than a single goal.
- Lili worked as a translator, married twice and has a daughter who lives in America.
- He said he had confided that he was hearing voices, and had woken twice at night screaming.
- It took over six weeks and twice daily nursing care to heal the wound, but it did eventually heal.
- Be sure to clean out and fill the bird bath with fresh water twice a week in hot weather.
- Arthur had also been telephoning Violet at least twice a week for over twelve months.
- One good thing about owning a boutique is that twice a year we get to go on buying sprees in London and Paris.
- Mr Fear, a tree surgeon, takes the children to work on the allotment at least twice a week.
- Two students who went to her aid were shot - one in the leg, the other twice in the stomach.
- I wouldn't look twice at a young man who still lived at home in his early twenties.
- One of the students was punched and kicked to the ground and the other was stabbed twice in the chest.
- He had twice had injections of local anaesthetic because it had become so painful.
- I was unlucky enough to have my car broken into twice and badly damaged over the same weekend.
- He sits down only twice, and takes very occasional sips from a single glass of water.
- The captain, who had twice refused to take off, eventually said he was going to fly.
- To come back against Celtic twice speaks volumes about my team and their commitment.
- The bathroom towels would probably get changed twice a year, along with the clocks.
- He won twice at Darley Moor and on several occasions he has picked up the first novice award.
- Barrett had long been suspected of the murder and had been questioned about it at least twice.
2(double)twice three is six — dos por tres es (igual a) seis
- I've got twice as many as you — tengo el doble que tú
- she has twice the amount she needs — tiene el doble de lo que necesita
- he's twice your age/height — te dobla en edad/altura
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