In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(instrument)instrumento masculinefeminine herramientagarden tools — herramientas de jardinería
- they are the tools of his trade — son sus herramientas de trabajo
- the use of unemployment as a political tool — el uso del desempleo como instrumento político
- to down tools — dejar de trabajar
2slang(penis)verga feminine vulgar slangpolla feminine Spain vulgar slangpija feminine River Plate vulgar slangpico masculine Chile vulgar slang
1(shape)(mold/pattern) hacer(mold/pattern) fabricar
2(decorate)(leather) trabajar(leather) labrar(leather) estampar
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