In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(derrotado)(país/ejército) defeated(país/ejército) vanquished literary(jugador/equipo) (before noun) losing(equipo/jugador) beatendarse por vencido — to give up / in
2.1(caducado)(visa/pasaporte) expired(visa/pasaporte) out of date(billete/cheque/boleto) out of datetenía la visa vencida — her visa had expired / had run out / was out of date
- siempre paga a mes vencido — he always pays a month in arrears
- estos antibióticos están vencidos — these antibiotics are past their expiry date
2.2Business Finance(intereses/letra) due for payment
3(doblado, torcido)la viga está vencida — the beam is weak / is sagging
- era vencido de espaldas / de espaldas vencidas — he had a stoop
masculine and feminine noun
1los vencidos — the vanquished literary
- (anunciando suerte) a la tercera va la vencida / la tercera es la vencida — third time lucky
- (como amenaza) ya van dos veces que lo haces, te advierto ¡la tercera es la vencida! — that's the second time you've done that! I'm warning you, one more time and you'll be in trouble
- jugar a las vencidas — to armwrestle
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