In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rumor) to spread(miedo) to grow¡que no cunda el pánico! — don't panic!
- cundió la alarma entre los inversores — there was widespread alarm among investors
- cunde el temor a una reacción violenta — there are growing fears of a violent reaction
- empieza a cundir el escepticismo entre los electores — skepticism is becoming rife among the electorate
2(rendir)hoy no me ha cundido el trabajo — I haven't got much work done today
- hoy la mañana me cundió — I got a lot done this morning
- este detergente concentrado cunde más — this concentrated detergent goes further
- agreguémosle más arroz para que cunda — let's add more rice to make it go further
- esta lana cunde mucho — this wool goes a long way
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