In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Motor Vehicles Mechanicsstarting mechanismel coche tiene problemas de arranque — I have problems starting it / getting it started
- ni para el arranque
- con un kilo no tenemos ni para el arranque — one kilo won't get us far
- ¿jugar contra Juan? ese no me sirve ni para el arranque — play Juan? that's not much of a challenge
2(de un arco)base→ punto
3Computingbootarranque caliente/frío — warm/cold boot
4.1(arrebato)fitun arranque de celos/ira/locura — a fit of jealousy/rage/madness
- un arranque de actividad/energía — a burst of activity/energy
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