In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1codcodfish USbacalao seco — salt cod
- bacalao a la vizcaína — cod and vegetable dish
- (aunque vengas disfrazao,) te conozco bacalao — I can see straight through you / you can't fool me
- cortar / partir el bacalao
- en casa mi madre es la que corta el bacalao — my mother's the one who wears the trousers around the house
- la que realmente corta el bacalao es su ayudante — the one who really calls the shots / the tune is his assistant
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