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 mercancías)unloadingcarga y descarga — loading and unloading
2Electricitydischargerecibió una descarga (eléctrica) muy fuerte — he got a powerful electric shock
3(de un arma)shotdischarge formalvolleyrecibió la descarga en plena cara — he received the impact of the shot full in the face
- se oyó una descarga — a shot was heard
4Venezuelainformal(de insultos)volley of abusestring of insults
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