In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1prescindir de algo — to do without sth
- durante la guerra tuvieron que prescindir de muchas cosas — during the war they had to do without / go without many things
- no puedo prescindir de su ayuda — I can't do without / manage without your help
- nos vemos obligados a prescindir de sus servicios — we are obliged to let you go
2prescindir de algo — to disregard sth
- prescindió de todo lo que le había dicho — she disregarded / ignored everything I'd said
3prescindir de algo — to dispense with sth
- prescindiré de los detalles — I'll dispense with / skip the details
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