In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1itchle quedó el gusanillo de saber quién se lo había dicho — she was left still wanting to know who had told him
- le entró el gusanillo de los viajes — he got the itch to travel
- me entró el gusanillo de las apuestas — I got hooked on betting
- matar el gusanillo
- fui a su concierto para matar el gusanillo — I went to the concert because I'd been dying to see them
- voy a tomar algo para matar el gusanillo — I'm going to have a snack just to keep me going
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