In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1fricción femininefriega feminineto give sb a rubdown — darle una friega / fricción a algn
- to give a horse a rubdown — almohazar un caballo
- I gave myself a good rubdown with a towel — me sequé frotándome / dándome fricciones con una toalla
- I tackled it with a swipe from my duster and then a vigorous rub-down with polish and a dust cloth.
- I chatted with Mai through the door as my jeans joined the shirt and I gave myself a cursory rub-down with a washcloth almost coarse enough to hurt.
- South of the border, though, the realism is as gritty as a towel rub-down with sandy suntan lotion.
- Kat wrapped a towel around him and gave him a quick rub-down to start drying him off.
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