In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1guerra feminineduring the (19)14-18 war — durante la guerra del 14
- the War of Independence — la Guerra de la Independencia
- World War I/II — Primera/Segunda Guerra Mundial
- a holy war — una guerra santa
- to be at war with sb/sth — estar en guerra con algn/algo
- to wage war — hacer la guerra
- to declare war on sb/sth — declararle la guerra a algn/algo
- to go to war (with sb) (over sth) — entrar en guerra (con algn) (por algo)
- an act of war — un acto bélico / de guerra
- the war on crime/poverty — la lucha contra la delincuencia/la pobreza
- a war of nerves — una guerra de nervios
- a war of words has broken out — ha empezado una discusión
- the class war — la lucha de clases
- to be in the wars
- you look as if you've been in the wars! — ¡parece que vienes de la guerra!
- war dead — muertos de guerra
- war refugee
- war veteran — veterana de guerra
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