In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Religiónangelcanta como los (propios) ángeles — he sings like an angel
- ha pasado un ángel — said when there is a lull in a conversation
- (frase hecha) que sueñes con los angelitos — sweet dreams
- muchas gracias, eres un ángel — thank you very much, you're an angel
- se ha caído, pobre ángel or angelito — he's fallen over, poor thing / poor little darling
2(encanto)charmtiene mucho ángel — she's very charming / she has a lot of charm
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