In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(en tauromaquia)(used to administer the coup de grâce in a bullfight) daggerdar la puntilla — to administer the coup de grâce
- se dio la puntilla a esta práctica — they put an end to this practice
3(punta del pie)de puntillas / (Latin America) en puntillas — on tiptoe
- ponerse/andar de puntillas — to stand/walk on tiptoe
- entró de puntillas para no despertar al niño — she tiptoed into the room so as not to wake the child
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