In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1la bola entró después de dos bandazos — the ball went in off two cushions
- dar bandazos
- sujeta bien el equipaje para que no dé bandazos — make sure the luggage is tied down properly so that it doesn't move about
- la rueda reventó y el coche empezó a dar bandazos — the tire burst and the car started swerving all over the road
- iba dando bandazos por el pasillo — he lurched from side to side as he went along the corridor
- daba bandazos de un empleo a otro — she was constantly moving from one job to another
- dar el bandazo — to change sides
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