In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(claro, evidente)obviousclearestá visto que no van a poder vivir juntas — it is clear / obvious that they're not going to be able to live together
- está visto que mi opinión no cuenta para nada — my opinion obviously doesn't count for anything
- era / estaba visto que iban a terminar divorciándose — it was clear / obvious that they were heading for divorce
1.2(en locs)por lo visto — apparently
- por lo visto les trae sin cuidado — apparently they couldn't care less
- así que está embarazada — por lo visto — so she's pregnant — so it seems / apparently
- visto que — given that
- ser visto y no visto — to be over in a flash
- pero ¿ya te vio el médico? — sí, fue visto y no visto — you mean the doctor's seen you already? — yes, I was in and out in a flash
- lo cogió y salió corriendo, fue visto y no visto — he grabbed it and rushed out, it was all over so quickly
2.1(común, trillado)esta blusa está muy vista — everybody's wearing blouses like that
- ese truco ya está muy visto — that's an old trick
- eso ya está muy visto — that's not very original
- no sabes la cantidad de gente que había allí, fue lo nunca visto or fue algo nunca visto — you can't imagine how many people were there, I've never seen anything like it
- ese año, cosa nunca vista antes, nevó en Montevideo — that year it snowed in Montevideo, which was unheard of
3(considerado)estar bien/mal visto
- en ciertos círculos no está muy bien visto llevar vino a una cena — in some circles it's not considered correct to take wine with you when you are invited out to dinner
- estaba mal visto que las mujeres fumaran — it was not the done thing / it was thought improper / it was frowned upon for women to smoke
- estaba mal vista en el pueblo — she had a very bad reputation in the town, her behavior was frowned on by the people of the town
4Lawel caso está visto para sentencia — all the evidence in the case has been heard
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