In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(calzado)bootbotas de caña alta — knee-high boots
- botas de media caña — calf-length boots
- colgar las botas — to hang up one's boots
- morir con las botas puestas — to die with one's boots on
- ponerse las botas
- con ese contrato se están poniendo las botas — they're raking it in with that contract
- como pagaba la compañía se pusieron las botas — the company was paying so they really made pigs of themselves
2(para vino)small wineskin
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