In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person)hijo de puta masculine vulgar slanghija de puta feminine vulgar slangcabrón masculine vulgar slangcabrona feminine vulgar slangyou lazy fucker! — ¡vago de mierda! vulgar slang
- I feel sorry for the poor fucker — me da pena el pobre cabrón
2(thing)the fucker won't start! — ¡el puto coche (or la puta moto etc.) no quiere arrancar! vulgar slang
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