In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de loza, ladrillos)breakingel rompimiento de las olas en el muelle — the breaking of the waves on the pier
- el terremoto causó el rompimiento de algunas paredes — the earthquake caused cracks / cracking in some of the walls
2(de promesa, pacto, contrato) breaking(de relaciones, noviazgo) breaking offel rompimiento de las negociaciones con la guerrilla — the breaking off / severance of the negotiations with the guerrillas
3.1(en tenis)breakno ha habido rompimiento de servicio — there has been no break in service
3.2Latin America (de récord)breaking
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