In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Juegosjokerwild carden este juego el dos es comodín — twos are wild in this game
- esa excusa se está convirtiendo en un comodín — that excuse seems to be wheeled out rather a lot recently
- en Colombia usan esta palabra como / de comodín — in Colombia this word is used to refer to anything and everything
- este banquito nos hace de comodín — we use this stool for all sorts of things
- en esta oficina es el comodín — in this office she's the general factotum / she does all sorts of jobs
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