In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(beneficio, provecho)advantageesa zona tiene la ventaja de que está muy bien comunicada — that area has the advantage of being well served by public transport
- tienes ventaja porque tienes más experiencia que yo — you have an advantage because you're more experienced than I am
2(en una carrera)lleva / tiene una ventaja de diez segundos/metros — she has a ten-second/ten-meter lead
- te doy una ventaja de tres metros — I'll give you a three-meter start / advantage
- sacó ventaja en la curva — he pulled ahead on the bend
- estaba jugando con ventaja — he was at / he had an advantage
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