In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(etiqueta/esparadrapo) to remove(etiqueta/esparadrapo) to peel off(ensambladura/piezas) to get … unstuck(piezas/ensambladura) to get … apartdespegó el sello con vapor — she steamed the stamp off
2(cuello/manga) to unpick(botones) to remove
1(avión) to take off(cohete) to lift off(cohete) to be launched(cohete) to blast offel negocio nunca despegó — the business never took off / never got off the ground
1(etiqueta/sello) to come unstuck(etiqueta/sello) to peel off(esparadrapo) to come unstuckeste niño no se me despega ni un momento — this child is always clinging to me / won't leave my side for a moment
2(distanciarse, separarse)(persona) to distance oneself(persona) to cut oneself offdespegarse de algn — to cut oneself off from sb
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