In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Anatomíaribhacer algo a costillas de algn
- le encanta reírse a costillas de los demás — he loves to have a laugh at other people's expense
- se han hecho ricos a costillas de nuestro trabajo — they've become rich through our hard work
2.1South America (chuleta)T-bone steakchop
2.2costillas feminine pluralSpain Cocinaspareribs
4.1informal humorous (cónyuge)better half coloquial humorísticowife
4.2Peru informal (novia)girlfriendgirl coloquial
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