In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(acto)dejate de boludeces y ponete a trabajar en serio — stop pissing around and get on with some work British vulgar slang
- nos peleamos por una boludez — we fell out over something stupid
- sería una boludez no ir — it would be crazy not to go
2(dicho)¡no digas boludeces! — don't talk nonsense / crap vulgar slang
3(bagatela)piece of junkse gasta la plata en boludeces — he wastes his money on junk / crap! vulgar slang
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