In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disparidad)differencela diferencia de edad entre ellos — the age difference / age gap between them
- salieron con una diferencia de pocos minutos — they left a few minutes apart
- a diferencia del marido, ella es encantadora — unlike her husband, she's really charming
- es un hombre alegre, a diferencia de su antecesor que … — he is a cheerful man, in contrast to / unlike his predecessor who …
- cagarse / sentarse en la diferencia
- ¿$20 en vez de $19,99? ¡me cago en la diferencia! — $20 instead of $19.99? big difference! / big deal! / that's a hell of a difference!
- antes me importaba mucho pero ahora me siento en la diferencia — it used to bother me a lot, but now I couldn't give a damn / I couldn't care less
- con diferencia
- es, con diferencia, la más inteligente de las dos hermanas — she's easily / far and away / by far the more intelligent of the two sisters
- este restaurante es mucho mejor, y con diferencia — this restaurant's better by far / by a long way
2(desacuerdo)differencese reunieron para tratar de resolver / saldar sus diferencias — they met to try to resolve their differences
3(resto)differencedame el dinero que tienes y yo pagaré la diferencia — give me the money you have and I'll pay the difference / the remainder / the rest
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