In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1afán por + inf → lucro
- su afán por alcanzar la fama — his desire to become famous
1.1(anhelo)eagernesssu afán de aventuras — his thirst for adventure
- su afán de superación — her eagerness to better herself
- afán de + inf
- su afán de agradar — their eagerness / anxiousness / keenness to please
- tiene afán de aprender — she's keen to learn
1.2(empeño)effortpone mucho afán en todo lo que hace — he puts a lot (of effort) into everything he does
- ¡tanto afán para nada! — all that effort for nothing!
2Colombia informal(prisa)hurrytengo un afán horrible — I'm in a terrible hurry
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