In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sea/dress/sky) azulblue with cold — amoratado de frío
- she went blue in the face — se le amorató la cara
2.1informal (pornographic)verdepornocolorado Mexico
2.2(risqué)picantesubido de colorsubido de tono
1(color)azul masculinedark/light blue — azul oscuro/claro
- out of the blue
- she phoned/the letter arrived quite out of the blue — llamó/la carta llegó cuando menos se (/ me etc. ) lo esperaba
- to vanish / disappear into the blue — esfumarse
- she/it vanished / disappeared into the blue — se esfumó
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1Britishinformaldespilfarrarpulirse Spain informalpatinarse River Plate informalhacer sonar Chile informal
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