In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bufonada)deja de hacer payasadas — stop clowning around / acting the clown coloquial
- la asamblea fue una verdadera payasada — the meeting was a complete farce
2.1Chile informal (tontería)stupid thing to saystupid thing to doson puras payasadas — that's utter nonsense
2.2Chile informal (cosa)thingamajig coloquialwhat-d'you-call-it coloquial¿cómo se abre esta payasada? — how does this thingamajig / what-d'you-call-it open? coloquial
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