In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Politics Militarypeacefirmar la paz — to sign a peace agreement / treaty
- en épocas de paz — in peacetime
- estar / quedar en paz — to be quits / even
- hacer las paces — to make up
- poner paz — to make peace
- y en paz
- si no tienes las seis libras dame cinco y en paz — if you haven't got six pounds, give me five and we'll call it quits
- si no lo quieres hacer me lo dices y en paz — if you don't want to do it, just tell me and that'll be an end to it
- nos dijeron en dos palabras cómo había que hacerlo y en paz — they explained very briefly how to do it and that was that
2(calma)peaceen busca de paz y tranquilidad — in search of peace and tranquillity
- el marido no la deja vivir en paz — her husband doesn't give her a moment's peace
- ¡deja en paz el reloj/al gato! — leave the clock/the cat alone!
- ¡déjame en paz! — leave me alone!
- déjala en paz, está estudiando — leave her alone / leave her in peace, she's studying
- vivir en paz consigo mismo — to be at peace with oneself
- descanse en paz — rest in peace
- tu abuelo, que en paz descanse, se horrorizaría — your grandfather, God rest his soul, would be horrified
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