In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1con cuatro cachivaches es capaz de poner una habitación preciosa — with just a few bits and pieces / things he can make a room look really nice
- recoge todos esos cachivaches que voy a poner la mesa — clear away all that stuff, I'm going to set the table
- tiró todos los cachivaches que tenía en el desván — she threw out all the junk she had in the attic
- esta aspiradora es un cachivache, nunca funciona — this vacuum cleaner is absolutely useless, it never works
- ese cachivache que se compró no sirve para nada — that heap of junk she bought is useless
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