In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Geographyel río se salió de su cauce — the river burst its banks
- el cauce del río está seco — the river has dried up
- desviaron el cauce del arroyo — they changed the course of the stream
- las aguas volvieron a su cauce — the river returned to a safe level
2(rumbo, vía)intentó desviar la conversación hacia otros cauces — he tried to steer the conversation onto another tack
- este acuerdo constituye el cauce para el diálogo — this agreement opens the way for talks
- no había seguido los cauces establecidos — it hadn't gone through the normal channels
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