In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1we dabbled our hands/feet in the river — chapoteamos en el río
- I was too tired to eat properly, but we made the best of it and finished off with a walk along the beach, where I dabbled my digits in the warm waters of the Pacific.
- She dabbled her toes in the reflective water below, as he came and sat down beside her.
- Clair and Misha dabble their feet in the swimming pool, pondering last night's debate.
1to dabble in sth
- to dabble in politics/journalism — tener escarceos con la política/el periodismo
- to dabble on the stock exchange — jugar a la bolsa
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