In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(comida/agua) hot(plancha/motor/horno) hotun baño caliente — a hot bath
- un café calentito — a nice hot cup of coffee
- tápalo para que se mantenga caliente — put the lid on to keep it hot
- aquí dentro estaremos más calentitas — we'll be warmer in here
- hacía días que no comía caliente — she hadn't had a hot meal in days
- caliente, caliente, que te quemas — you're hot, getting hotter, you're boiling!
- tomó la decisión en caliente — she made the decision in the heat of the moment
- agarrarle a algn en caliente — to catch sb red-handed
- pagar en caliente y de repente — to pay cash on the nail
- ande yo caliente y ríase la gente — I dress for comfort, not for other people
2coloquial(excitado sexualmente)hot coloquialhorny argotrandy coloquial
3América Latina coloquial(enojado)mad coloquialannoyed
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