In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(noise)golpes masculinothere was (a) loud knocking — se oyeron (unos) golpes muy fuertes
2Automóvilesgolpeteo masculinocascabeleo masculino América Latina
3coloquial(criticism)palos masculino coloquialthey've come in for a lot of knocking lately — últimamente les han dado muchos palos coloquial
1knocking ad — anuncio que desacredita a la competencia masculino
- knocking copy — publicidad que desacredita a la competencia
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