In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1ice lollyBritishpaleta (helada) femininepolo masculine Spainpalito masculine River Platechupete helado masculine Southern Cone
1.2British (lollipop)piruleta femininechupachup(s) masculine Spain trademarkpaleta feminine Mexico Andeschupetín masculine River Platecolombina feminine Colombiachupete masculine Peru Chile
- Entwistle said he brought up this matter when lollies first came out, and a lot of children were suffering from sore mouths.
- There were all these children with tooth decay yet you see them sucking lollies.
- Corner shop cabinets were soon stocked with a variety of fruity lollies, waiting for us little urchins to trot up, pull back the glass cover and reach inside for our favourite.
- Instead of popping pills or sticking on patches I will be licking lollies.
- I bought her another lolly to eat on the walk back through the glen.
- He didn't like normal lollies but these play havoc with his teeth.
1.3New Zealand, Australian (candy, sweet)caramelo masculinedulce masculine River Plate Latin America
- Simple carbs are usually sweet tasting, like biscuits, lollies, soft drink, and other sugary foods.
- At the same time, a study of 15 primary schools reported 90% of children in primary schools ate snacks of chocolate, lollies or crisps every day.
- Examples of snacks, which contribute very little to satiety and are very energy rich are chips, crackers with a high fat content, mini sausage rolls, lollies, chocolate, and pastries.
- The National Trust has a coastal centre in the village, providing information about the area and selling gifts, confectionery and lollies.
- Just before Halloween the supermarkets are suddenly full of specially packaged sweets and lollies, masks, accessories for costumes, and decorations.
2slang(money)guita feminine slanglana feminine Latin America informalplata feminine South America informal
- They were quick to ask to ask him if he was going to return this undeserved lolly.
- As a result simple, honest people who have need of money are inveigled into believing that if they only have the luck they would win all that lovely lolly.
- He had loads of lolly and could retire comfortably if things went wrong.
- Saturday jobs inject a little more into the coffers and, welcome though it is, it doesn't leave most kids rolling in lolly.
- I reckon that with the housing market slowing down because people are finding it cheaper to improve their existing homes, the Government is missing out on all that lovely stamp duty lolly.
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