In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
América Latina, Río de la Plata
1(embarcación) to cast off(animal/persona) to untie
2(paquete/zapatos) to undo(paquete/zapatos) to untie
1.1Latin America, River Plate(zapatos/paquete) to come undone(zapatos/paquete) to come untied
1.2Latin America, River Plate(bultos/barco) (soltarse) to come untied
2América Latina, Río de la Plata(persona) to get free(animal) to get loose(animal) to get free
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