In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(expresando composición)consistir en algo — to lie in sth
- el mobiliario consistía en una cama y unos estantes para libros — the furniture consisted of a bed and some bookshelves
- en eso consistía todo su vocabulario — that was the full extent of his vocabulary
- en eso consiste todo su capital — that's the sum total of his capital
2consistir en + inf — to involve / entail -ing
- el trabajo consiste en traducir artículos de periódicos — the job involves / entails translating newspaper articles
2.1(expresando naturaleza)consistir en algo — to lie in sth
- ¿en qué consiste el juego? — what does the game involve?
2.2(radicar)consistir en algo — to lie in sth
- en eso consiste su gracia — that is what gives it its charm
- el secreto consiste en usar aceite de oliva — the secret lies / consists in using olive oil
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