In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(acción)meetingencounterun encuentro fortuito — a chance meeting / encounter
- salir al encuentro de algn
- no reconoció al joven que le salió al encuentro — she didn't recognize the young man who came toward(s) her
- una secretaria muy sonriente le salió al encuentro — he was met by a smiling secretary
- le salió al encuentro con los brazos abiertos — she went to greet him with open arms
2(reunión) meeting(congreso, simposio) conference
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