In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lucirsehe loves showing off in front of the girls — le encanta lucirse delante de las chicas
- stop showing off — déjate de hacer tonterías / gracias
2.1(display for admiration)(talent/knowledge/wealth) presumir de(knowledge/wealth/talent) hacer alarde dehe wanted to show off his new car — quería pantallear con su coche nuevo Venezuela Colombia informal
- to show sth off to sb — mostrarle / enseñarle orgullosamente algo a algn
2.2(display to advantage)(beauty/complexion) hacer resaltar(beauty/complexion) realzarthe paintings are not shown off to their best advantage — los cuadros no lucen todo lo que podrían
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