In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(con la cola)volcó la embarcación de un coletazo — it capsized the boat with a swipe of its tail
- intentando evitar los coletazos de los tiburones — trying to avoid the lashing / thrashing tails of the sharks
2Motor Vehiclesal salir de la curva dio un coletazo — the car fishtailed / the rear of the car skidded as we came out of the curve
3(de un movimiento, régimen)la dictadura está dando los últimos coletazos — the dictatorship is in its death throes
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