In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(viaje) to embark on(proyecto/aventura/tarea) to undertakeemprender la retirada — to beat a retreat
- emprender la marcha — to set out
- el pájaro emprendió el vuelo — the bird took flight
- emprendieron la lucha contra la droga — they took up the fight against drugs
- el ejército emprendió el ataque contra el enemigo — the army launched an attack on the enemy
- emprendimos el regreso al amanecer — we began our / embarked on the return journey at daybreak
- emprenderla con algn
- estaba de mal humor y la emprendió conmigo — she was in a bad mood and she took it out on me
- la emprendió a puñetazos con él — he started punching him
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