In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lugar lejano)en los confines del mundo / de la tierra — at the ends of the earth
- en los confines del horizonte — on the horizon
- su influencia se extendió a todos los confines / hasta el último confín del continente — its influence reached the farthest corner / the far corners of the continent
2(límite)dentro de los confines de la disciplina — within the confines / bounds of the discipline
3(frontera)borderen los confines de España y Portugal — on the border between Spain and Portugal
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