In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(huir)to fleeto run away(preso) to escapese fugó con el dinero de los inversores — he ran away / off with the investors' money
- fugarse de algo
- se fugó de la cárcel — he escaped from prison
- los dos días que estuvo fugado — the two days that he was on the run
2to run away together(para casarse) to elopesu marido se fugó con su mejor amiga — her husband ran off with / ran away with her best friend
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