In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
3(factory)fábrica femininecement works — fábrica de cemento
- printing works — imprenta
- before noun works canteen — comedor — en el lugar de trabajo
- works committee — comité de empresa
- works outing — excursión con la gente del trabajo
4(mechanism)mecanismo masculineto gum up the works — embarrarla South America informal
- to be in the works — estar en trámite
- your application is in the works — su solicitud está en trámite
5informal(all)there were candles, soft music, the works! — había velas, música ambiental y toda la historia informal
- to give sb the works — (give lavish treatment) tratar a algn a cuerpo de rey
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