In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fuego)fire¿tienes candela? — have you got a light?
- no te acerques a la candela — don't go too near the fire
- dar candela — to be a nuisance
- darle candela a algn — (darle una paliza) to beat sb up
- echar candela
- estaba que echaba candela — she was fuming / seething / livid
- estar en la candela — to be at the center of things
- jugar con candela — to play with fire
- ser/estar candela
- líderes que son candela — firm leaders
- el discurso estaba candela — the speech was hard-hitting
- el examen estuvo candela — the exam was really tough
- toma candela — pretty good, eh?
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