In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(change, fluctuate)variarthe price varies from week to week — el precio varía de una semana a la otra
- the temperature varies between 45° and 47° — la temperatura oscila entre 45° y 47°
- the routine never varies — la rutina nunca cambia
- when do you finish work? — it varies — ¿cuándo sales del trabajo? — depende
2(differ)(accounts/prices/standards) variarshowing daily, times vary — espectáculos todos los días, horario variable
- opinions on the subject vary — hay diversas opiniones al respecto
- reactions varied enormously — las reacciones fueron muy variadas / diversas
3(diverge)desviarseapartarseto vary from sth — desviarse / apartarse de algo
4(amounts/conditions) variablewith varying degrees of success — con mayor o menor éxito
1(routine) variar(routine) cambiar(diet) dar variedad a
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