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(turn out)salirresultarto work out well/badly — salir / resultar bien/mal
- it works out more/less expensive by rail — sale / resulta más caro/más barato en tren
- to work out at sth
- it works out at $75 a gram/a head — sale (a) 75 dólares el gramo/por cabeza
- the complete package works out at $420 — el paquete completo sale (por) 420 dólares
1.2(be successful)(plan) salir bienthings haven't worked out for her — las cosas no le han salido bien
(train, exercise)hacer ejercicio
2.1(solve)(sum) hacer(riddle/puzzle) resolverthings will work themselves out — las cosas se arreglarán solas
- they've got to work things out for themselves — tienen que resolver las cosas por sí mismos
- we can work it out! — ¡ya lo arreglaremos!
2.2(find, calculate)(probability/percentage) calcularhave you worked out the answer? — ¿lo has resuelto?
- he worked out how much we would need — calculó cuánto necesitaríamos
2.3(understand)(meaning/reason) entender(person/attitude) entender BritishI couldn't work out what he meant — no lograba entender qué quería decir
- I can't work out why he did such a thing — no logro entender / no me explico por qué hizo semejante cosa
- I can't work out where we are — no me doy cuenta de dónde estamos
2.4(devise, determine)(solution) idear(solution) encontrar(plan) elaborar(plan) idear(procedure) idear(procedure) desarrollarwe've worked out a deal with the unions — hemos llegado a un acuerdo con los sindicatos
- the details still have to be worked out — todavía falta finalizar los detalles
- I've worked out a way of ... — he encontrado / ideado una manera de ...
- I've got to work out what to do with the money — tengo que decidir qué hacer con el dinero
- to have it all worked out — tenerlo todo resuelto / planeado
2.5(complete)(prison sentence) cumplirto work out one's notice — trabajar hasta el final del período de preaviso
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