In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(método)systemnecesitamos un nuevo sistema — we need a new way of doing things / a new system
- trabajar con sistema — to work systematically / methodically
- él se opone a todo lo que yo propongo, por sistema — as a matter of course he opposes everything I propose
2.1(conjunto organizado)systemel sistema educativo/impositivo — the education/tax system
- el sistema de calefacción — the heating system
2.2Computingsystementrar en / al sistema — to log in / on
- salir del sistema — to log out / off
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