In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cover)manta femininecobija feminine Latin Americafrazada feminine Latin Americato be born on the wrong side of the blanket
- he was born on the wrong side of the blanket — es (hijo) ilegítimo
2(layer)manto masculinea blanket of snow — un manto de nieve
1(ban/measure) globalthey use the word as a blanket term of abuse — usan la palabra como insulto indiscriminado
- their blanket coverage of the championship — su exhaustiva cobertura del campeonato
- blanket cover — cobertura contra todo riesgo
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