In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de ira, histeria)fitle dio un repente de rabia — he flew into a fit of rage
- me dio un repente y salí a comprármelo — I suddenly felt like buying it so I went out and did just that
2de repente adverb phrase
2.1(de pronto)suddenlyde repente se oyó un grito — suddenly / all of a sudden there was a shout
- murió de repente — he died suddenly
2.2River Plate, Peru (quizás)maybeperhapsde repente se quedó dormido — maybe / perhaps he fell asleep
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