In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Castile¡ancha es Castilla!
- tú sigue gastando, ¡ancha es Castilla! — you just carry on spending like that, we're made of money!
- se lo ofrecí pero no lo quiso — ¡ancha es Castilla! — I offered it to him but he didn't want it — it takes all sorts! / well, it's up to him …!
- sí, tú sigue dándome trabajo, ¡ancha es Castilla! — you just keep on giving me more work, I can cope with twice this amount!
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