In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Electricityconnectionconexión a tierra — earth British
- conexión a la red — connection to the mains
- hay una mala conexión en el enchufe — there's a loose connection in the plug
- devolvemos la conexión a nuestros estudios — now we are going back to the studios
2(relación)connectionno existe conexión entre la explosión y los acusados — there is no connection between the explosion and the accused
- pierde su conexión con el entorno — he loses touch with the world around him
3Transportconnectionperdí la conexión con Roma — I missed my connection to Rome
4conexiones feminine plural
Latin America(amistades, relaciones)connectionscontactsuna empresa con conexiones en el extranjero — a company with links / connections / contacts abroad
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