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(cloth/sink) (clean) lavar(sink/cloth) (rinse) enjuagargo and wash your mouth out — vete a lavar esa boca con jabón
1.3informal (prevent, spoil)heavy rain washed out most of the games — fuertes lluvias hicieron que se cancelara la mayoría de los partidos
2.1(disappear)the stain will wash out — la mancha saldrá / se quitará al lavarlo
2.2US slang (fail course)ser reprobadosuspender España
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