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)goma femininecaucho masculinehule masculine Mexicorubber check / cheque — chirimoyo masculine Chile informal
- rubber dinghy — bote neumático / inflable
- rubber goods — artículos de goma
- rubber plantation — plantación (de árboles) de caucho
2British(eraser)goma (de borrar) feminineborrador masculineink/pencil rubber — goma / borrador de tinta/lápiz
3USchanclosgalochas Southern Cone
4USslang(condom)globo masculine informalparacaídas masculine informalgoma feminine Spain informalforro masculine River Plate informal
1(in bridge, whist)rubber masculine
2Sportserie de partidos feminine
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