In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Agriculturapasturela región tiene buenos pastos — the area has good grazing / pasture
- a todo pasto
- comimos y bebimos a todo pasto — we ate and drank until we were fit to burst
- fumaban a todo pasto — they smoked like chimneys
- ser pasto de algo
- el edificio fue pasto de las llamas — the building was enveloped / engulfed in flames
- no quiero ser pasto de la murmuración — I don't want to set tongues wagging
2América Latina(hierba) grass(extensión) lawn(extensión) grasscortar el pasto — to cut the grass
- nos sentamos en el pasto — we sat on the lawn / grass
- darle pasto a algn — to give sb a chance / start
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