In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(objeto) figure(en geometría) figureuna figura de barro/porcelana — a clay/china figure
- una figurita de cristal tallado — a cut glass figurine
2.2(tipo)figuretiene buena/mala figura — she has/doesn't have a good figure
2.3(persona importante)figureuna figura de las letras españolas — an important Spanish literary figure
- una de las grandes figuras de la canción — one of the great stars of the singing world
3.1(en naipes)face card EEUUpicture card Britanicocourt card Britanico
3.2(en ajedrez)(except pawns) piece
4(en patinaje, baile)figurehacer figuras — to work miracles
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