In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dobladillo/costura) unstitchedsolo logró expresar unas ideas descosidas — all he managed to come out with were some disconnected ideas
masculine nounFeminine descosida
1split seamtienes un descosido en la manga — your sleeve is coming apart / unstitched at the seam
masculine and feminine nounFeminine descosida
1como un descosido
- se reía como un descosido — he was splitting his sides (laughing / with laughter)
- se puso a gritar como una descosida — she began shrieking / shouting her head off
- come como una descosida — she eats like a horse
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