In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dirty mark)mancha feminineblood stain — mancha de sangre
- I couldn't get the stain out — no pude quitar la mancha
2(dye)tintura femininetinte masculine
3(on character)mancha femininemácula feminine literary
1(mark)(clothes/skin) mancharto be stained with sth — estar manchado de algo
- a badly stained tablecloth — un mantel muy manchado
2(dye)(wood) teñir(cells/specimen) teñir
3Biology(cell) teñirseto stain blue/red — teñirse de azul/rojo
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