In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1risita femeninohe gave a nervous giggle — soltó una risita nerviosa
- suppressed giggles — risitas ahogadas
- they got the giggles / had a fit of the giggles — se atacaron de risa
- And first the girls got the giggles, and then I did, and then even the King.
- The first symptoms appeared on January 30, when three girls got the giggles and couldn't stop laughing.
- A pack of girls from the next table went silent and one girl with a bad case of the giggles stepped forward.
- The girls burst into another fit of the giggles.
2Britanico coloquial(fun)the office party was a real giggle — la fiesta de la oficina estuvo muy divertida / fue todo un número
- to do sth just for a giggle — hacer algo para reírse un rato / en plan de broma
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