In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal(a un lugar)nadie acudió en su ayuda — nobody came to his aid
- no acudió a la hora prevista — she did not come / arrive at the arranged time
- deberá acudir en ayunas — you should not eat anything before attending
- miles de personas acudieron para apoyarlo — thousands of people turned out / came to support him
- acudir a algo
- no acudió a la cita — he failed to keep the appointment
- no acudió a la reunión — she did not attend the meeting
- millones de personas acudirán hoy a las urnas — millions of people will go to the polls today
- la policía acudió al lugar de los hechos — the police went to the scene (of events)
- los recuerdos acuden a mi mente — memories come flooding back to me
- señorita Fernández, acuda al teléfono — Miss Fernández, telephone call / telephone call for Miss Fernández
2(recurrir)acudir a algn
- acudió a su padre para que lo ayudara — he turned / went to his father for help
- antes que acudir a las armas — rather than resort to the use of arms
- acudieron a un árbitro para intentar resolverlo — they went to arbitration to try to resolve it
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