In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(dress smartly)ponerse eleganteall dressed up and no place / (British) nowhere to go — compuesta y sin novio
1.2(in fancy dress)disfrazarseto dress up as sth — disfrazarse de algo
- I'm going to dress up as a pirate — me voy a disfrazar de pirata
2.1(dress smartly)poner elegante
2.2(in fancy dress)disfrazarto dress sb up as sth — disfrazar a algn de algo
2.3(plan/idea) disfrazarcriticism dressed up as advice — críticas disfrazadas de consejos
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