In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
masculine and feminine noun
1(pariente)grandfather masculinegrandmother femininemis abuelos — my grandparents
- abuelo paterno/materno — paternal/maternal grandfather
- uno de mis abuelos era taxista — one of my grandfathers was a taxi driver
- como / tras que éramos pocos, parió la abuela — as if we didn't have enough problems
- y encima perdí el dinero — tras que éramos pocos … — and to cap it all I lost the money — that's all we needed! / as if we didn't have enough problems!
- ¡cuéntaselo / (Chile) anda a cantarle a tu abuela! — go tell it to the Marines!
- no necesitas abuela / no tienes abuela — you are modest!
- no tener abuela — (ser muy malo) to be terrible
- ¡tu abuela!
- ¿los lavas tú? — sí, tu abuelita — will you wash them? — like hell I will! / get lost!
2informal(persona mayor)(hombre) old man(hombre) old guy informal(mujer) old woman(mujer) old lady Britishel teatro estaba lleno de abuelitos — the theater was full of old folk informal
- ¡oiga abuelo, por la otra puerta! — hey, granddad, use the other door!
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