In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1franela (de algodón) femininebombasí masculine River Plate
- He wore a flannelette shirt over a black long sleeved shirt.
- In the winter she'd warm a flannelette sheet on the fire guard.
- I was wearing dirty sneakers, a flannelette shirt and didn't look very suitable at all.
- I also had long hair, ripped jeans, and a penchant for flannelette shirts.
- A few seconds later she came back wearing a pair of pink flannelette track pants with a matching jumper.
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