In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(empellón)shovepushabrió la puerta de un empujón — he pushed the door open
- a los empujones / a empujones
- se abrieron paso a (los) empujones — they shoved their way through
- subían al autobús a (los) empujones — they were pushing and shoving their way onto the bus
- terminó los estudios a (los) empujones — finishing his course was a struggle
2informal(para animar, incitar)prod informalsi le damos un empujoncito seguro que viene — if we give her a gentle prod / a little encouragement I'm sure she'll come
- necesitará un empujoncito para aprobar — she'll need some prodding if she's going to pass
- voy a intentar darle un empujón al asunto — I'm going to try to push things along a bit
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