In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
Río de la Plata
1siguió tirando y de repente ñácate, se rompió — he went on pulling and then, suddenly … snap! it broke coloquial
- apenas salimos y ¡ñácate! se pone a llover — no sooner had we gone out than down came the rain
- lo dejó caer y ¡ñácate! se hizo mil pedazos — he dropped it and … crash! it smashed to pieces
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