In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1clothesquítate la ropa, está mojada — take off your clothes, they're wet
- voy a cambiarme de ropa — I'm going to get changed
- me pillas en ropa de andar por casa — you've caught me in my scruffy clothes
- la canasta de la ropa sucia — the dirty laundry basket
- ropa usada — secondhand clothes
- echa aquí toda la ropa sucia que tengas — if you have any laundry / (dirty) washing / anything that needs washing, put it here
- tengo un montón de ropa para planchar — I've got a stack of ironing to do
- lo echaron al agua con la ropa puesta — they threw him in the water fully clothed / with all his clothes on
- me compro la ropa hecha — I buy ready-to-wear clothes
- iba ligera de ropa(s) — she was scantily dressed / clad
- a quema ropa
- hay ropa tendida — walls have ears
- nadar y guardar la ropa — to hedge one's bets
- la ropa sucia se lava en casa — one shouldn't wash one's dirty linen in public
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