In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Imprentabookun libro de arquitectura/sobre el imperio romano — a book on architecture/on the Roman Empire
- un libro de cocina — a cookery book
- hablar como un libro (abierto) — (con sensatez) to know what one is talking about
- perder los libros — to lose one's touch
- sabérselas por libro — to know what one is talking about/doing
- ser (como) un libro abierto — to be an open book
- no intentes negarlo, eres un libro abierto — don't try to deny it, I can read you like a book / you're an open book
2libros masculine plural
2.1llevaba los libro de la empresa — I was keeping the books / doing the bookkeeping for the company
2.2(lectura)no le gustan los libros — he doesn't like reading
- colgar los libro — to quit studying
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