In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1nacer para algo
- yo no nací para esta clase de trabajo — I wasn't born to do this kind of work
- nació para (ser) músico — he was born to be a musician
- naciste/nació parado — you have/he has the luck of the devil
- no nací/nació ayer — I/he wasn't born yesterday
- volver a nacer or nacer de nuevo — to have a lucky escape
1.1(niño/gato/cordero) to be born¿dónde naciste? — where were you born?
- pesaba tres kilos al nacer — she weighed three kilos at birth
- nacer antes de tiempo — to be born prematurely
- el niño nació muerto — the child was stillborn
- nacer de algn — to be born to sb
- nació en el Perú, de padres españoles — she was born in Peru to / of Spanish parents
1.2(pollito/insecto) to hatch
1.3(rama/hoja) to sproutle han nacido nuevas flores a la planta — the plant has produced / grown some new flowers
1.4(río) to rise(río) to have its source(carretera) to startla pinza nace debajo de la manga — the dart starts under the sleeve
1.5(plumas/pelo) to growle nacieron alas — he sprouted wings
- ya le volverá a nacer el pelo — his hair will soon grow back
2.1(surgir)una gran amistad nació entre ellos — a great friendship grew / sprang up / developed between them
- a ella no le nace ser amable con la gente — being nice to people doesn't come naturally to her
- no me nace ser simpático con él — I find it difficult to be nice to him
2.2nacer de algo — to arise / spring from sth
- nace de su inseguridad — this arises / springs from his insecurity
2.3literary (iniciarse)nacer a algo — to be awakened to sth literary
- nacer al amor — to experience love for the first time
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