In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to lieme mintió — he lied to me
- miente descaradamente, yo no dije eso — that's a downright lie, I didn't say that
- siempre andas mintiéndome — you're always telling me lies
- y aquí está Luis que no me deja mentir — and Luis here will bear me out
- no he estado nunca en su casa. ¡Miento! estuve una vez — I've never been to her house. No, I tell a lie, I did go there once
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