In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(empuje)un fuerte impulso para el comercio — a major boost for trade
- queremos dar un nuevo impulso a la iniciativa — we want to give fresh impetus to the initiative
- la organización fue creada bajo el impulso del doctor Pascual — Dr Pascual was the driving force behind the creation of the organization
- se fue para atrás para coger / darse impulso — he moved back to gather momentum / to get up speed
2(reacción)impulseactuó por impulso — he acted on impulse
- mi primer impulso fue irme — my first instinct was to leave
- no pude resistir el impulso de tocarlo — I couldn't resist touching it / the urge to touch it
- sentí el impulso de besarlo — I had a sudden urge / impulse to kiss him
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