In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mono masculinomona femeninomico masculinomica femeninobrass monkey weather — un frío que pela coloquial
- not to give a monkey's
- they don't/he doesn't give a monkey's — les/le importa un rábano / un pepino / un pito
- to make a monkey (out) of sb — dejar a algn en ridículo
2(mischievous child)diablillo masculinodiablilla femenino
- Well, we've definitely heard of mischievous monkeys but Charlie is just cheeky, I think we can safely say.
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As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.