¿Sabías que...?: Belloy vellose pronuncian de forma similar. Entonces, ¿en qué son diferentes?
pass off / transcurrir
pass off   pass
A. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. (=happen)   transcurrir
·it all passed off without incident
·todo transcurrió sin percances
2. (=wear off)
[headache, bad mood]   pasarse
·her headache passed off after an hour
·el dolor de cabeza se le pasó una hora despuénoun
B. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=present as genuine)
·to pass something/somebody off [as] something
·hacer pasar algo/a somebody, someone por algo
·he passed the girl off as his sister
·hizo pasar a la chica por su hermana
·to pass [o.noun.] off as something
·hacerse pasar por algo
·she tried to pass herself off as an 18-year-old
·intentó hacerse pasar por una chica de 18 años
2. (=dismiss)
·he tried to pass it off [as] a joke
·intentó quitarle importancia haciendo ver que lo había dicho en broma
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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