In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(papel) to crumple up(papel) to scrunch up informal(papel) to screw up British(tela) to wrinkle US(tela) to crumple Britishtiene la piel achuñuscada por la edad — her skin has wrinkled with old age
- unas papas todas achuñuscadas — some really shriveled (up) old potatoes
1(papel/tela) to get wrinkled US(papel/tela) to get crumpled British(piel) to get wrinkleduna vieja achuñuscada — a wizened / wrinkly old woman
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