In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pago/indemnización) to demand¡exijo una respuesta! — I demand an answer!
- exigen dos años de experiencia — they insist on / require two years' experience
- exigió que lo dejaran hablar — he demanded to be allowed to speak
- exigió que las tropas invasoras se retiraran — he demanded that the invading troops (should) withdraw
2(requerir)to call forto demandla situación exige una solución inmediata — the situation calls for / demands an immediate solution
- un trabajo que exige mucha concentración — a job which requires / demands / calls for great concentration
3(esperar de algn)le exigen demasiado en ese colegio — they ask too much of him at that school
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