In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hatentró sin sombrero — he came in bareheaded / without a hat
- cuando acaban el espectáculo pasan el sombrero — at the end of the show they pass the hat around
- hay que sacarle el sombrero — I take my hat off to him/her
- (para saludar) quitarse / sacarse el sombrero — to doff one's cap
- (en señal de admiración) me quito el sombrero — I take my hat off to her/him
- vertirse con sombrero ajeno — to claim credit for sb else's achievements
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