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(explode)(bomb) estallar(bomb) hacer explosión(bridge/car) saltar por los aires
1.2(begin)(wind/storm) levantarse(conflict) estallarto blow up into sth
- the breeze had blown up into a storm — la brisa había dado paso a una tormenta
- the affair blew up into a major scandal — el caso terminó en un gran escándalo
1.3informal (become angry)(person) explotar informal
2.2(balloon/tire) inflar(balloon/tire) hinchar Spain
2.3informal(incident/affair) exagerar(affair/incident) sacar de quicioit's been blown up out of all proportion — lo han sacado totalmente de quicio
2.4(photo) ampliar(photo) hacer una ampliación de
2.5British informal (reprimand)regañarretar Southern Cone
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