In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Cookingrollbread rollbunser un bollo — to be a piece of cake informal
2Spain informal(lío)se armó un bollo tremendo — there was a lot of trouble informal
- me hice un bollo con tantos cables — I got in a muddle with all the wires
4.1Argentina informal (puñetazo)punchslug informal
4.2Argentina informal (pelota)ballhizo un bollo con el papel — he screwed the piece of paper up into a ball
5Andes informal(de caca)turd vulgar slang
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