In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(elecciones/huelga) to call(manifestación) to organize(oposiciones/concurso/certamen) to announce(asamblea/reunión) to call(asamblea/reunión) to convene formalse convocaron 10 plazas de enfermeros — applications were invited for 10 vacancies for male nurses
- convocar a algn a algo — to summon sb to sth
- el director convocó a los profesores a una reunión — the principal called / summoned the teachers to a meeting
- convocaron a los accionistas a asistir a la reunión — they called on shareholders to attend the meeting
- convocaron al pueblo a las urnas — they called an election
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