In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(entretenimiento)entertainmenthay pocas distracciones para los jóvenes — there's not much in the way of entertainment for young people
- te servirá de distracción — it'll give you something to do
- una buena distracción para los niños — a favorite form of amusement / entertainment for children
2(descuido)en un momento de distracción le robaron el bolso — she took her eye off her handbag for a moment and someone stole it
- la más pequeña distracción puede costarle la vida — the slightest lapse of concentration could cost you your life
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