In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(en un muro) breach(en un muro) opening(en la frente, cabeza) gashse hizo una brecha en la cabeza — he split his head open
- el sol abrió una brecha entre las nubes — the sun broke through the clouds
- se ha abierto una profunda brecha entre el gobierno y el ejército — a deep division has opened up between / there is now a serious rift between the army and the government
- abrir brecha — to break through
- una investigación que abrió brecha en el tema — trailblazing research in the field
- estar en la brecha — to be in the thick of things
- seguir en la brecha — to stand one's ground
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