In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tiempo/años) to pass(tiempo/años) to go bylos meses transcurrieron sin que tuviera noticias suyas — the months went by / passed with no news of her
- han transcurrido varios meses desde su partida — it's (been) several months now since she left
- transcurría el minuto 20 cuando se anotó el primer gol — the first goal was scored in the 20th minute
2(acto/acontecimiento) to take placela acción transcurre en un pueblo del sur — the action takes place in a village in the south
- la marcha transcurrió pacíficamente — the march went / passed off peacefully
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