In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pegarse / (Spain) cogerse / (River Plate) agarrarse una borrachera — to get drunk
- ¡tenía una borrachera encima …! — he was so drunk!
- se duchó para quitarse / sacarse la borrachera — he took a shower to sober up
- aquella fue su última borrachera — that was the last time he got drunk
- en su borrachera de poder perdió toda noción de justicia — drunk / intoxicated with power, she lost all sense of justice
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