In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(para servir)traybandeja de plata — silver salver
- darle / entregarle / servirle / ponerle algo a algn en bandeja (de plata) — to hand sb sth on a plate
- te están sirviendo la oportunidad en bandeja — they're handing it to you on a platter / plate
- le sirvió el gol en bandeja — he set him up with a really easy goal
2(de nevera, horno)tray
3(en un coche) rear shelf(en un baúl) tray
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