In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Finance Businessdebtpagar / saldar una deuda — to pay (off) a debt
- contraer una deuda — to contract a debt
- se cargaron / llenaron de deudas para poder comprar la casa — they got themselves heavily into debt to buy the house
- tiene deudas de varios millones de pesos — he is several million pesos in debt
- logré salir de deudas — I cleared / paid off all my debts
2(compromiso moral)deuda con algn
- estoy en deuda con usted — I am indebted to you
- ha pagado su deuda con la sociedad — she has paid her debt to society
3Religionperdónanos nuestras deudas — forgive us our trespasses
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