In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Mecánicagear assemblygear mechanismgearsel engranaje del reloj — the cogs of the watch
2(sistema, estructura)el engranaje de destrucción montado por la dictadura — the mechanism of destruction established under the dictatorship
- los engranajes de la actividad política se pusieron en marcha — the wheels of the political machine were set in motion
- afectó a todo el engranaje del partido — it affected the whole party apparatus / the whole machinery of the party
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