In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Textilesfiber EEUUfibre Britanicofibras artificiales / sintéticas — synthetic / man-made fibers
2(de amianto)fiber EEUUfibre Britanicocepillar la madera en el sentido de las fibras — plane the wood with the grain
3Cocina Medicinafiber EEUUfibre Britanicouna alimentación rica en fibra — a high fiber diet
4Anatomíafiber EEUUfibre Britanicoese tipo es pura fibra — that guy's solid muscle coloquial
- yo no estoy hecho de esa fibra — I'm not cut out for it / made of the right stuff
5México(estropajo)scouring padscourer Britanico
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