In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Music entrada feminineTheatre pie masculine(word/phrase) feminine clavethat's your cue to show what you can do — ese es el momento de demostrar de lo que eres capaz
- to give sb her/his cue — darle el pie a algn
- to miss one's cue — no salir a escena en el momento debido
- the police walked in, right on cue — la policía entró en el momento justo
- to take one's cue from sb — seguir el ejemplo de algn
1(actor) darle el pie a(musician) darle la entrada acue camera one! — ¡cámara uno, acción!
1(in snooker, billiards)taco masculine
1(in snooker, billiards)(ball) embocar
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