In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(trabajo)taskjobcomparten las faenas domésticas / de la casa — they share the housework / the domestic / household chores
- la dura faena diaria — the daily grind
- faenas agrícolas — farm work
2(en tauromaquia)series of passes
4.1informal (mala pasada)dirty trickhacerle una faena a algn — to pull a stunt on sb coloquial
4.2informal (contratiempo)drag coloquialpain coloquial¡qué faena! — what a drag / pain!
5.1Chile (grupo de trabajadores)teamgang
5.2Chile (lugar de trabajo)workplace formalvoy a la faena a pie — I walk to work
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