In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1aansomeuna nueva droga — a new drug
- un asunto importante — an important matter
- un tal Ernesto — someone called Ernesto
- allí hay unas cartas para ti — there are some letters for you there
- los hijos son unas lumbreras — the children are very bright
2.1(al calificar)tiene unos ojos preciosos — he has lovely eyes
- yo tengo una familia que mantener — I have a family to support
2.2(con valor ponderativo)tú le haces unas preguntas a uno … — you do ask some questions!
- me dio una vergüenza … — I was so embarrassed!
- tiene unos modales … — his manners …!
3(con nombres propios)ano te creas que es un Miró — I mean, he's no Miró
4(como genérico)un geranio no necesita tanta agua — geraniums don't need so much water
5(expresando aproximación)habría unas 150 personas — there must have been about 150 people
- creo que tiene unos 30 años — I think she's about 30
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