In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tiros)shootingse oía un tiroteo a lo lejos — shooting / shots could be heard in the distance
- cuando empezó el tiroteo se echaron al suelo — when the shooting / firing started they threw themselves to the ground
- escaparon en medio de un impresionante tiroteo — they escaped under heavy fire / a hail of bullets
2(intercambio de tiros)shoot-outexchange of shots
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