In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(motivo)causela causa de todas mis desgracias — the cause of / the reason for all my misfortunes
- sería causa suficiente de divorcio — it would be adequate grounds for divorce
- se enfadó sin causa alguna — she got annoyed for no good reason / for no reason at all
- aún no se conocen las causas del accidente — the cause of the accident is still unknown
- relación de causa-efecto — cause and effect relationship
- a / por causa de — because of
- el partido se suspendió a causa del tiempo — the match was postponed because of / on account of / owing to the weather
- la cosecha se malogró por causa de las heladas — the crop failed because of the frost
2(ideal, fin)causeuna causa perdida — a lost cause
- defender una causa — to defend a cause
- hacer causa común con algn — to make common cause with sb
3Law(pleito) lawsuit(proceso) trialseguir una causa contra algn — to try sb
- el juicio por la causa que se sigue contra ella por estafa — the trial at which she faces charges for / is being tried for fraud
4CookingPeruvian dish of spiced mashed potatoes
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