In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine jefefeminine jefamasculine patrónfeminine patronayou decide, you're the boss — decídelo tú, que eres el que manda
- the bosses and the workers — los patronos / la patronal y los trabajadores
- I want to be my own boss — quiero ser mi propio patrón
2(leader)dirigentethe party bosses — los dirigentes del partido
- union bosses — dirigentes sindicales
- before noun a Mafia boss — un capo de la Mafia
1(on vault)clave feminine
2(on wheel hub)cubo masculine
3(on shield)tachón masculine
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