In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Clothingshirtuna camisa de manga larga/corta — a long-sleeved/short-sleeved shirt
- en mangas de camisa — in shirtsleeves
- cambiar de camisa — to change sides
- me jugué/se jugó hasta la camisa — I/he put my/his shirt on it
- meterse en camisa de once varas — to get oneself into a mess / jam / pickle
- no llegarle a algn la camisa al cuerpo
- no le llegaba la camisa al cuerpo — he was scared stiff
- perder hasta la camisa — to lose one's shirt
2.1(de un libro)jacket
2.3(de una lámpara)mantle
3(de una serpiente)slough
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