In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Physics Mathematics zero(en números de teléfono) zero US(en números de teléfono) oh Britishtres grados bajo cero — three degrees below zero
- se inició a las cero horas de hoy — it began at midnight last night
- tengo la cuenta a cero — I don't have a penny in my account
- cero coma cinco — zero point five
- empezar/partir de cero — to start from scratch
- volvió a empezar de cero — he started again from scratch
- cero al as
- de electricidad, cero al as — when it comes to electricity I don't have a clue
- es un cero a la izquierda — he's useless
2(en fútbol, rugby) zero US(en fútbol, rugby) nil British(en tenis) loveganan por tres a cero — they're winning three-zero / three-zip US
- ganaba 40 a cero — she was winning 40-love
3University Schoolzeronought Britishme puso un cero en física — he gave me zero / nought out of ten in physics
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