In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to get evento get one's own back Britishesta vez me has ganado, pero ya me desquitaré — you've beaten me this time, but I'll get even with you / I'll get my own back
- desquitarse con algn — to take sth out on sb
- tiene problemas en casa y se desquita con los empleados — he has problems at home and he takes it out on his staff
- desquitarse de algo
- lo hizo para desquitarse de lo que la había hecho sufrir — she did it to get even with him / to get her own back (on him) for the way he'd made her suffer
- los domingos no hace absolutamente nada para desquitarse del trabajo de la semana — on Sundays she makes up for all the hard work she does during the week by doing nothing at all
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