In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cruzado)el piano estaba atravesado en el pasillo — the piano was stuck (or placed etc.) across the corridor
- había un camión atravesado en la carretera — there was a truck blocking the road
- tener algo/a algn atravesado
- lo tengo atravesado — I can't stand him
- tengo atravesada la física — I can't stomach physics
2.1Latin America informal (obstinado)bloody-mindedes muy atravesado — he's a real troublemaker
2.2Colombia informal (agresivo)viciousmean informal
2.3Chile informal (mal humorado)in a bad mood
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