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 viento) whirlwind(de viento) twister EEUU(de polvo) dust stormpasó como un torbellino — she rushed past like a whirlwind
2(de actividad)hurly-burlywhirlun torbellino de sentimientos muy confusos — a turmoil / whirl of confused emotions
- el torbellino de la gran ciudad — the hurly-burly / the hustle and bustle of the big city
3(persona inquieta)bundle of energy
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