In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rapidez, urgencia)rushhurry¿a qué viene tanta prisa? — what's the rush / hurry?
- con las prisas olvidé decírselo — in the rush I forgot to tell her
- ¿a qué viene tanta prisa por casarse? — why are you in such a hurry / rush to get married?
- no me metas prisa — don't rush / hurry me
- estoy de prisa or tengo prisa — I'm in a rush / a hurry
- darse prisa — to hurry
- date prisa o perderás el tren — hurry up or you'll miss the train
2a / de prisa → deprisa
- a toda prisa — as fast as possible
- huyó de allí a toda prisa — she fled as fast as she could go
- correr prisa
- no se preocupe, estos no (me) corren prisa — don't worry, there's no rush for these / I'm not in a rush for these
- de prisa y corriendo
- sin prisa pero sin pausa
- el público entraba en la tienda sin prisa pero sin pausa — there was a steady stream of people going into the shop
- sin prisa pero sin pausa la situación va mejorando — slowly but surely the situation is getting better
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