In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(juerga, broma)eso no puede ser, hombre, tú estás de cachondeo — oh come on, that's just not possible, you're putting me on informal
- todo se lo toma a cachondeo — he treats everything as a joke
- venga, menos cachondeo y a ver si empezáis a trabajar — come on, less of this fooling around and let's see you get down to some work
- ¡qué cachondeo nos llevábamos en clase de historia! — what a laugh we used to have in the history class!
2(tomadura de pelo)el debate fue un cachondeo, todos hablaban al mismo tiempo — the debate was a farce / a joke, everyone was talking at once
- ¿qué cachondeo es éste? — what the hell's going on here?
- esto es un cachondeo, lleva dos horas de retraso — this is ridiculous / a joke, it's two hours late!
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