In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(salvar)(de una prisión) to rescue(de una prisión) to free(de un peligro) to rescue(de un peligro) to savelograron rescatar a los mineros atrapados — they managed to free / rescue the trapped miners
- intentaba rescatar sus joyas — she was trying to save her jewels
- algunas de las ideas se pueden rescatar — some of the ideas are worth saving / keeping
2.1(recuperar)(pulsera/dinero) to recover(dinero/pulsera) to get backrescataron el cadáver — they recovered the body
2.2(tierra) to reclaim
3Economicsto rescueto bail out informal
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