In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to have … for breakfastsolo desayuna café con tostadas — she only has coffee and toast for breakfast
1to have breakfastdesayuna a las seis — he has breakfast at six
- se vino sin desayunar — she came without having had any breakfast
1Latin America(tomar el desayuno)to have breakfastse desayunó muy bien — he had / ate a good breakfast
- desayunarse con algo — to have sth for breakfast
- se desayuna con café y tostadas — he has coffee and toast for breakfast
2.1Latin America informal (enterarse)to find out¿no lo sabías? — no, recién me desayuno — didn't you know? — no, it's the first I've heard of it / I've only just found out
- desayunarse de algo — to hear about sth
- ¿ahora te desayunas de su renuncia? — you hadn't heard about his resignation till now?
2.2Chile informal (sorprenderse)to be amazed informalme desayuno con lo que me cuentas — I'm amazed at / by what you're telling me
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