In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(actitud/costumbre) to adopt(decisión) to takehabrá que adoptar medidas drásticas — drastic measures will have to be taken
- la decisión fue adoptada por unanimidad — the decision was unanimous
- adoptó la resolución de no volver a verla — he took the decision / resolved not to see her again
- desde que se adoptó el sistema decimal — since decimalization was introduced / adopted
- si la mecanógrafa adopta una postura incorrecta — if the typist sits badly
2(niño) to adopt
3(nacionalidad) to take(nacionalidad) to adopt(apellido) to adopt(apellido) to take
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