In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1jumpleapboundsubió los escalones de un brinco — he went up the steps in one leap / bound
- se despertó de un brinco — he woke up with a start
- pegó / dio un brinco del susto — he jumped with fright
- entró dando brincos de alegría — she came in jumping for / leaping with joy
- en un brinco / dos brincos — in a tick / two ticks
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