In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cotilleo)piece of gossipchismes — gossip
- no me vengas con chismes — don't come gossiping to me
2Spain, Mexico informal(trasto, cacharro)thingthingamajig informal¿cómo funciona este chisme? — how does this thing work?
- ¿dónde está el chisme para cambiar de canal? — where's the thing / thingamajig for changing channels?
- tiene su cuarto lleno de chismes — his room's full of junk / stuff
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