In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1also cutthroat razornavaja (de afeitar) femininenavaja (de rasurar) feminine Mexicobarbera feminine Colombia
2also safety razorcuchilla de afeitar femininemáquina de afeitar femininemaquinilla de afeitar feminine Spainrastrillo masculine Mexico
3(electric)máquina de afeitar femininemaquinilla de afeitar feminine Spainmáquina de rasurar feminine Mexicoafeitadora (eléctrica) femininerasuradora (eléctrica) feminine Mexico
- He then turns back to the mirror, straight razor in hand.
- She stared into the bathroom mirror as she held a small razor in her hand.
- Feo eventually looked healthy and happy, especially once I had trimmed his fur with a shaving razor.
- Some people will be giving away the razors to sell the blades.
- I've been using an electric razor for over a decade now, only been replaced once.
- Disposable razors are very sharp and you can just throw them away when they're done.
- The advent of safety razors has rendered local barbers jobless.
- They can also hold dad's shaving razors and brushes.
- The equation is simple: pets plus kids plus safety razors equals a damn good time!
- He noticed that men had to constantly sharpen their razors, which would dull after only a few uses.
- She went to her bag and pulled out a small hand-held manual razor.
- I also tried a disposable straight razor and never got the hang of it.
- In 1901, Gillette introduced his double-edged bladed disposable safety razor.
- They used an electric razor on me and my back itched for days.
- When he sat down, the barber held a straight razor to his throat and spun the chair.
- He hurried to his own rucksack, where he pulled out a razor.
- Women who want to remove underarm hair should use an electric razor or cream rather than a blade.
- Sitting in the tub I grabbed my razor, and held it in my hand.
- There was soap, and bath gel, even hot lather and a shaving razor.
- She pulled the razor away from her wrist and put it back in the basket.
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