In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mistakefue un error decírselo — it was a mistake to tell him
- cometió varios errores importantes — she made several serious mistakes / errors
- firmé el documento — ¡craso error! — I signed the document — (that was a) big / bad mistake!
- estás en un error — you're mistaken
- ¿quién lo va a sacar de su error? — who's going to set him straight?
- un grave error de cálculo — a serious miscalculation
- un error de ortografía — a spelling mistake
- salvo error u omisión — errors and omissions excepted
- por error — by mistake
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