In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1beating¡apanado a Juan por mentiroso! — let's teach Juan a lesson for lying coloquial
- hacer apanado a algn — to give sb a beating
1(persona) resourceful¿te lo hiciste tú?, ¡qué apañada! — did you make it yourself? aren't you smart / clever!
- estar / ir apañado
- estás apañado si crees que puedes vivir con ese sueldo — if you think you can live on that salary, you've got another think coming!
- si tenemos que esperar a que él acabe estamos apañados — if we have to wait till he's finished we've had it
2(arreglado)niceneattiene una cocina muy apañadita — she has a nice little kitchen
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