In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(para dormir)bedhacer / (Latin America) tender la cama — to make the bed
- levantar la cama — to strip the bed
- ya es hora de irse a la cama — it's time to go to bed
- estirar la cama — to straighten the covers
- ¡métete en la cama! — get into bed!
- me voy a ir derechito a la cama — I'm going straight to bed
- el médico le mandó guardar cama — the doctor told her to stay in bed
- ¿todavía estás en la cama? — are you still in bed?
- no se encuentra bien y está en cama — she's in bed not feeling very well
- estar de cama — to be dead
- irse a la cama con algn — to go to bed with sb
- irse con camas y petacas — to leave with all one's possessions
- llevarse a algn a la cama — to get sb into bed
3(en jardines)cold frame
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