In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Clothingbuttonpegar / coser un botón — to sew on a button
- al divino / santo botón — for nothing
- como botón de muestra — (just) to give you an idea
- es un irresponsable: como botón de muestra ayer perdió las llaves — he's totally irresponsible: just to give you an example / for instance, only yesterday he lost the keys
2(de un mecanismo)buttondale al / aprieta el botón — press the button
- el botón del volumen — the volume control
3Latin America(insignia)badgebutton US
4(de un florete)button
5(capullo)budlas rosas están en botón — the roses are in bud
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