In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(muy contento)delightedquedaron encantados con tu trabajo — they were delighted / very pleased with your work
- estoy encantado de haber venido — I am delighted / very glad that I came
1.2(en fórmulas de cortesía)le presento al Señor Ruiz — encantado — let me introduce you to Mr Ruiz — how do you do / pleased to meet you
- te lo presto encantada — I'd be only too happy to lend it to you
- podemos vernos mañana — yo encantado — we can meet tomorrow — that's fine by me
- encantado de conocerla, me han hablado mucho de usted — pleased to meet you / I'm delighted to meet you, I have heard so much about you
- encantado de poder ayudarte — I'm glad to be/to have been of help
1.3no te quedes ahí encantado, ven, ayúdame — don't just stand there (with your mouth open), come and give me a hand
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