In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(explotar, reventar)(bomba) to explode(neumático) to blow out(neumático) to burst(globo) to burst(cristal) to shatterla policía hizo estallar el dispositivo — police detonated the device
- el vestido le estallaba por las costuras — her dress was literally bursting at the seams
- un día de estos voy a estallar — one of these days I'm going to blow my top
2(guerra/revuelta) to break out(tormenta) to break(crisis/escándalo) to breakel conflicto estalló tras un incidente fronterizo — the conflict blew up after a border incident
3estallar en algo
- estalló en llanto — she burst into tears
- el público estalló en aplausos — the audience burst into applause
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