In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tobacco)picadura femininetabaco picado masculine
1fildearto shag flies — fildear elevados
1recoger pelotasrecoger bolas
1(act of sexual intercourse)to have a shag — culear Andes vulgar slang
1(have sex with)tirarse a vulgar slangfollar Spain vulgar slangcoger Venezuela River Plate Mexico vulgar slangculearse a Andes vulgar slang
1tirar vulgar slangfollar Spain vulgar slangcoger Venezuela River Plate Mexico vulgar slangculear Andes vulgar slang
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