In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fijo)clavado en algo
- con la vista clavada en un punto del horizonte — staring at / with his gaze fixed on a point on the horizon
- tenía los ojos clavados en el libro — she was glued to her book
2.1informal (muy parecido)ser clavado a algn/algo
- eres clavado a tu padre — you're the spitting image of your father
- es clavada a una amiga mía — she's the spitting image / double of a friend of mine
- esos zapatos son clavados a los míos — those shoes are identical to mine
2.2informal (en punto)a las cinco clavadas estaba ahí — he was there dead on five informal
2.3informal (seguro)si no llevo paraguas clavado que llueve — it's bound / sure to rain if I don't take an umbrella
- como le digas que no haga algo clavado que lo hace — if you tell him not to do something you can bet / guarantee he'll do it / you can be sure he'll do it
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