In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(derrotar, ganar)to triumphtriunfar sobre algo/algn — to triumph over sth/sb
- triunfaron sobre sus rivales — they triumphed over their rivals
- triunfar en algo
- triunfó en el concurso — she won the competition
- con tres medallas de oro y dos de plata, México triunfó en estos campeonatos — Mexico triumphed in these championships, winning three gold and two silver medals
2(tener éxito)to succeedto be successful
3(prevalecer)(razón/justicia/verdad) to prevail(verdad/razón/justicia) to win throughpor fin triunfó el sentido común — at last common sense prevailed / won through
4(en naipes)triunfan picas — spades are trumps
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