In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1somethinganythingsomethingalgo le debe haber molestado — something must have upset her
- si llegara a pasarle algo, no me lo perdonaría — if anything happened to her, I'd never forgive myself
- ¿quieres algo de beber? — do you want something / anything to drink?
- si no te creyó, por algo será — if he didn't believe you there must be some / a reason
- quiero que llegues a ser algo — I want you to be somebody
- le va a dar algo cuando lo vea — he'll have a fit (or go crazy etc.) when he sees it
- algo así — something like that
- algo es algo — it's better than nothing
- que esté arrepentido ya es algo — he's sorry, that's something at least
- algo de algo
- ¿queda algo de pan? — is there any bread left?
- hay algo de cierto en lo que dice — there's some truth in what he says
2(en aproximaciones)serán las once y algo — it must be some time after eleven
- pesa tres kilos y algo — it weighs just over three kilos
1a littleslightlyse siente algo cansada — she feels slightly / a little tired
- son algo parecidos — they're somewhat similar
- es algo más caro, pero es mejor — it's slightly / a little / a bit more expensive, but it is better
- ¿te duele? — algo — does it hurt? — a little / a bit
1.1(un no sé qué)un algo — something
- tiene un algo que me recuerda a su madre — she has something of her mother about her
1.2(un poco)hay un algo de verdad en lo que dice — there's a grain of truth / some truth in what she says
2Colombia(merienda)mid-afternoon snacktea British
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