In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(objeto, cosa)acquisition¿has visto mi última adquisición? — have you seen my latest acquisition / purchase?
- la última adquisición de los Lakers — the Lakers' latest acquisition
- este coche ha sido una buena adquisición — this car was a good buy
2(acción)la adquisición de la casa — the purchase of the house
- la adquisición de la lengua materna — acquisition of the mother tongue
- el Picasso es de reciente adquisición — the Picasso is a recent acquisition / purchase
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