In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(recalcar, subrayar)to emphasizeto stressdestacó la gravedad de la situación — he underlined / stressed / emphasized the gravity of the situation
2Artto highlightto bring out
3.1(enviar)(tropas) to postfueron destacados para defender el puente — they were detailed to defend the bridge
3.2(fotógrafo/periodista) to send
1to stand outel trabajo destaca por su originalidad — the work is remarkable for / stands out because of its originality
- el marco hace destacar aún más la belleza del cuadro — the frame further enhances the beauty of the picture
- destacó como autor teatral — he was an outstanding playwright
- a lo lejos destacaba el campanario de la iglesia — the church tower stood out in the distance
- nunca destacó como estudiante — he never excelled / shone as a student
- destaca entre los de su edad por su estatura — he stands out from others of his age because of his height
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