In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(período de tiempo)(en la historia) time(en la historia) period(en la vida) timeuna época de grandes cambios sociales — a period / time / an age of great social change
- durante la época victoriana — in Victorian times
- en la época de Franco — under Franco
- una época gloriosa de nuestra historia — a glorious time in / period of our history
- en aquella época había dos pretendientes al trono — at that time / in that period / during that period there were two pretenders to the throne
- muebles de época — period furniture
- la época más feliz de su vida — the happiest time / period of her life
- en aquella época yo trabajaba en la fábrica — in those days / at that time I was working in the factory
- en épocas de crisis — in times of crisis
- está pasando por una buena época — she's doing very well
- hacer época
- un grupo musical que hizo época — a group which represented a landmark / marked a new era in musical history
2(parte del año)time of yearodio esta época del año — I hate this time of year
- durante la época de lluvias — during the rainy season
- no es época de naranjas — oranges are not in season at the moment
- es la época de las cometas — it's the kite-flying season
3Geologyepochuna formación de la época eocena — a formation of the Eocene epoch
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