In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Spain(a la policía)to squeal slangto grass British slangto rat slangla policía encontró la droga porque alguien se chivó — the police found the drugs because somebody squealed / grassed
- se chivó al profesor — he ratted to / told the teacher
- me voy a chivar a mamá — I'm going to tell Mom
2Argentina(transpirar)to sweatestaba todo chivado — he was drenched in sweat
3Venezuela(enfurecerse, enojarse)to get mad informalto get annoyed
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