In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Cocinarallargrated cheese — queso rallado masculino
2(scrape)she grated her nails on the blackboard — rascó la pizarra con las uñas
1(irritate)ser crispanteto grate on sth
- his voice grates on the ear — su voz hace daño al oído
- his laugh really grates on my nerves — su risa me crispa los nervios
2(make harsh noise)chirriarthe chalk grated against the blackboard — la tiza chirrió en la pizarra
2(metal frame)rejilla femenino
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