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(settle, repay)(debt) cancelar(debt) saldar(debt) liquidar(debt) pagar(creditor) pagarle a
1.2(discharge from service)(worker) (al despedirlo) liquidarle el sueldo a
1.3informal (bribe)(blackmailer) untarle la mano a informal(blackmailer) coimear Southern Cone informal(blackmailer) darle una mordida a Mexico informal
2.1(prove worthwhile)(caution/effort/hard work) valer la pena(caution/effort/hard work) merecer la pena(caution/effort/hard work) tener su compensación(gamble) resultar
2.2(in gambling)(slot machine/bookmaker) pagar US
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