In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
South African, US
1cuestión feminine informalcoso masculine South America informalchisme masculine Mexico Spain informalvaina feminine Colombia Peru Venezuela informalchunche masculine Central America informalhuarifaifa feminine Chile informal
- I never think about the little plastic dinguses at the bottom of the drape-cords in my room, until I pull them and remember that they're original.
- Grilled a marinated pork dingus for supper - it's this boneless flaccid tube of pork in a plastic sleeve, soaked in brine and pepper and various other powders.
- Whenever you feel the urge to know more about a dingus or purchase a doodad that does everything, just visit a kindergarten nearby and ask the little tikes how to have fun.
- ’Would you look at this dingus,’ Bogart says, turning the fruit jar in his hand.
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