In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(preparativos) to complete(detalles) to finalizeultima un nuevo libro — he is putting the final / finishing touches to his new book
- los sindicatos ultiman el convenio salarial — the unions are in the final stages of settling a wage agreement
- la reconversión naval ha sido ultimada — the rationalization of the ship-building industry has been completed
2Latin America formal(matar)to killto murderlo ultimaron a balazos cuando trataba de huir — they shot him dead while he was trying to escape
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