In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pretextvolvió con el pretexto de recoger el paraguas — he went back on the pretext of getting his umbrella
- no hizo los deberes con el pretexto de que le dolía la cabeza — he didn't do his homework, with the excuse that / saying that he had a headache
- siempre que llega tarde me sale con algún pretexto — every time she's late she comes out with some excuse
- so pretexto de — under pretext of
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