In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Cono Surbeananotarse / apuntarse un poroto — to score a point
- te anotaste / te apuntaste un poroto — well done!
- ganarse los porotos — to earn one's bread and butter
3Río de la Plata coloquial(insignificancia)tus problemas son un poroto al lado de esto — your problems are nothing compared to this
- dejar a algn a la altura de / hecho un poroto — to make sb look small
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