In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tamiz) sieve(para pastas, verduras) colander(para té) tea strainerdejar algo/algn como un colador
- las polillas me han dejado el suéter como un colador — the moths have eaten great holes in my sweater
- lo dejaron como un colador — they riddled him with bullets
- tener la cabeza como un colador — to have a memory like a sieve
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