In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britanicocoloquialcaer coloquialdarse cuentato twig to sth — darse cuenta de algo
- I don't think he'll twig to what's going on — no creo que se dé cuenta de lo que está pasando
1coloquialdarse cuenta de
1coloquialthen it twigged — entonces caí (/ cayó etc. ) coloquial
- hasn't it twigged that she doesn't like you? — ¿no te has dado cuenta de que no le gustas?
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