In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persona/noticia) important(acontecimiento/cambio) important(acontecimiento/cambio) significanttengo algo importante que decirte — I have something important to tell you
- ¿qué dice la carta? — nada importante — what does the letter say? — nothing of any importance / nothing much
- lo importante es participar — the important thing is to take part
- es importante que vayas — it's important that you go
- dárselas de / hacerse el importante — to give oneself airs
2(pérdidas) serious(pérdidas) considerable(cantidad) considerable(cantidad) significantuna importante suma de dinero — a large / considerable / significant sum of money
- la tormenta causó importantes daños — the storm caused severe / considerable damage
- un número importante de ciudadanos — a significant / considerable / large number of citizens
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