In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de una persona) eyetooth(de una persona) canine technical(de un elefante, jabalí, una morsa) tusk(de un perro, lobo) canineenseñar los colmillos
- el perro enseñaba los colmillos — the dog would show / or bare its teeth
- no sabía hacerse respetar sino enseñando los colmillos — the only way he could command respect was by being aggressive
- escupir por el colmillo — to brag
- tener más colmillos que un caimán — to be as cunning / sly as a fox
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