In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(part of body)culo masculine vulgar slang informalhe needs a kick up the arse — necesita que le den una buena patada en el culo vulgar slang informal
- better than a kick up the arse — menos da una piedra
- he can shove / stick it up his arse — que se lo meta en el culo
2(idiot)imbecil masculinetonto del culo masculine Spain informaltonta del culo feminine Spain informalyou silly arse! — ¡tonto del culo! informal
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