In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1espía(plane/satellite/ship) espía(story) de espías(story) de espionajespy ring — red de espionaje feminine
1(watch secretly)espiarto spy on sb — espiar a algn
- he used to spy on them — solía espiarlos
2(work as spy)espiarhe spied for both sides — espiaba para ambos bandos
- to spy on sth/sb — espiar algo/a algn
1descubrirverto play 'I spy' — jugar al veo-veo
- I spy with my little eye something beginning with 's' — veo, veo una cosa que empieza con 's'
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