In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(crack)feminine grietafeminine aberturafeminine rendijamasculine resquicioa chink of light entered through the shutters — la luz entraba por las rendijas de la persiana
- the chink in sb's armor — el punto flaco / débil de algn
1(glasses) tintinear(coins) sonar
1(glasses) hacer tintinear(coins) hacer sonar(coins) hacer tintinear
1(of coins, glasses)tintineo masculine
1offensive, slang(Chinese)chino masculinechina femininechale Mexico offensive informalcanaca Chile Peru offensive informal
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