In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(chest)pecho masculineshe clasped the child to her breast — apretó al niño contra su pecho
- to beat one's breast — darse golpes de pecho
- to make a clean breast of sth — confesar algo
- he made a clean breast of it — lo confesó todo
2(of woman)pecho masculineseno masculine[as modifier] before noun breast cancer — cáncer de mama / de pecho masculine
(of chicken, turkey)pechuga femininebreast of lamb — pecho de cordero masculine
4(of jacket, coat)delantera femininebefore noun breast pocket — bolsillo superior masculine — de una chaqueta
5campana (de la chimenea) feminine
1literary(waters/waves) arrostrar literary
2literary(hill/slope) coronar literary
3Sportto breast the tape — tocar / romper la cinta
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