In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hell¡vete al infierno! — go to hell! argot
- estar en el quinto infierno or en los quintos infiernos — (en un lugar aislado) to be out in the sticks
2(suplicio, sufrimiento)un infierno — hell
- su vida de casada se ha convertido en un infierno — her married life has become hell
3coloquial(lugar)(ruidoso) madhouse coloquial(ruidoso) bedlam coloquial(horrendo) hellhole coloquial
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