In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1chancelo encontré de / por pura casualidad — I found it by sheer chance
- ¿no tendrías su dirección por casualidad? — you wouldn't happen to have her address (by any chance), would you?
- ¡qué casualidad! — what a coincidence!
- da la casualidad de que lo voy a ver mañana — as it happens / actually I'm going to be seeing him tomorrow
- pues da la casualidad que yo también lo vi — well, it just so happens that I saw him too
- ni por casualidad
- ese cochino no se baña ni por casualidad — that slob wouldn't dream of having a bath
- ni por casualidad se fijará en ella — no way will he look at her
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