In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1empeñado en que + subj
- está empeñado en que nos quedemos a cenar — he's determined that we should stay for dinner
1.1(esforzado)empeñado en algo — committed to sth
- estamos todos empeñados en las tareas de reconstrucción — we are all committed to the task of reconstruction
- el grupo está empeñado en la búsqueda de una solución — the group is committed to / intent on finding a solution
1.2(obstinado)determinedempeñado en + inf — determined to + inf
- ya que estás tan empeñado en saberlo — since you're so determined to find out / set on finding out
- está empeñado en hacerlo solo — he's determined to do it alone
2(endeudado)in debtya estamos demasiado empeñados — we're already too heavily / deep in debt
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