In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(substance)plástico masculine(bag/chair/cup) de plásticoit is made of plastic — es de plástico
- plastic card — tarjeta de plástico
- plastic mac — impermeable
- plastic money — dinero de plástico
2informal(credit cards)plástico masculine informaltarjetas de créditolet's pay by plastic — paguemos con tarjeta
3Artplásticothe plastic arts — las artes plásticas
4derogatory(bland, artificial)(people/smile) de plástico derogatory
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