In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary(donkey)asno masculinejumento masculine literary
2informal(idiot)masculine imbécilidiotayou silly ass! — ¡zopenco! informal
- he made an ass of himself — quedó en ridículo
1USvulgar slang(part of body)culo masculine informal vulgar slangget your ass over here! — ¡ven aquí, carajo / coño! vulgar slang
- to bust one's ass — romperse el culo
- to get one's ass in(to) gear — ponerse las pilas
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