In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine croarmasculine cantomasculine graznidofeminine voz roncamasculine graznido
2(frog) croar(raven) graznar
3(utter)(person) hablar con voz ronca
4slang(die)estirar la pata informaldiñarla Spain informalcantar para el carnero River Plate informal
1(utter)decir con voz ronca
2slang(kill)liquidar informalcargarse Spain Mexico slang
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