In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(day/suit/paint) gris(outlook/future) poco prometedorthe skies were gray — el cielo estaba gris
1.2(beard) canoso(beard) gris(beard) cano literarioa gray hair — una cana
- she has gray hair — tiene el pelo canoso
- I was gray at 20 — a los 20 años ya tenía el pelo canoso
- she went gray overnight — le salieron canas / se quedó canosa de la noche a la mañana
1.3Equitación(horse) rucio(horse) gris
1(color)gris masculinothere were patches of gray in his hair — tenía mechones de canas
2(horse)rucio masculinocaballo rucio masculino
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