In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(gastado, deslucido)(ropa) worn(piel/manos) wrinkledel sofá está muy ajado — the sofa's very shabby / very much the worse for wear
- las flores están ya un poco ajadas — the flowers are a bit withered / past their best now
- sus encantos estaban algo ajados — her charms had faded somewhat
2River Plate(arrugado)(billete/ropa) wrinkled US(billete/ropa) crumpled British
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As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.