In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(en preguntas)¿cómo lo sabes? ¿acaso estabas allí? — how do you know? were you there by any chance?
- ¿acaso tengo yo la culpa de que se averió? — is it my fault it broke down?
- ¿acaso no sabes que lo que has hecho es un delito? — don't you know that what you've done is a crime?
2.1por si acaso — just in case informal
- yo me haría un seguro, por si acaso — I'd take out some insurance, just in case
- por si acaso no te lo han dicho — (just) in case nobody's told you
- ni por si acaso
- ese no te ayuda ni por si acaso — you'll never get him to help you
- si acaso me necesitaras, estaré en mi oficina — if you should need me, I'll be in my office
- no fue tan horrible, si acaso un poco cansador — it wasn't that bad, a little tiring maybe / perhaps
- si acaso dile que lo vas a pensar — maybe / perhaps you could tell her you'll think about it
- si acaso cómpralo y si no te sirve lo devuelves — you could always buy it and bring it back if it's not right
3literary(quizás)maybeperhapsacaso sea cierto lo que dijo — maybe / perhaps what she said is true
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