In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1preferablebetterme parece preferible viajar mañana — I think it would be preferable / better to travel tomorrow
- ser preferible a algo
- es preferible a uno de plástico — it's better than / preferable to a plastic one
- es preferible que llegue tarde a que no llegue — I'd rather he arrived late / it's better that he should arrive late than not at all
- es preferible que no lo haga a que lo haga mal — it's better not to do it at all (rather) than do it badly
- es preferible morirse a estar en esa cárcel — you're better off dead than in that prison
- preferible que algo — preferable to sth
- preferible pan que nada — bread is better than nothing
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