In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(para barrer) broom(de bruja) broomstickpasó la escoba por la habitación — he swept the room
- no vender una escoba — to get nowhere
- escoba nueva barre bien — a new broom sweeps clean
2also escoba de quince(en naipes)card game in which players try to combine cards to total 15 points
4Chile coloquial(desastre)quedó la escoba — it was a disaster
- dejó la escoba — he caused chaos / an uproar
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