In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal(señora)ladydamas y caballeros — ladies and gentlemen
- es toda una dama — she's a real lady
- la final de damas — the ladies' final
- la dama de sus sueños — the woman of his dreams
2.1(en damas)kinghacer dama — to make a crown / king
2.2(en ajedrez)queenhacer dama — to make a queen
3damas feminine plural(juego)checkers EEUUdraughts Britanicojugar a las damas — to play checkers / draughts
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