In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(piedra)pebblesmall stoneme/te/le tocó la china — I/you/he got / drew the short straw
1.2Venezuela (honda)slingshot EEUUcatapult Britanico
1.3Spain slang (de hachís)lumppieceball
2América Latina(en el folklore de algunos países)wife or girlfriend of a gaucho or of a charro
5Chile despectivo(sirvienta)serving girl
also la China
1Chinala China Roja / comunista — Red / Communist China
- la China nacionalista — Nationalist China
- acá y en la China
- las cosas funcionan así acá y en la China — that's the way things work, not just here but all over the world
- ni aquí / acá ni en la China — neither here nor anywhere
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