In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(arte)drawingclase de dibujo — drawing class
- el dibujo no es mi fuerte — drawing is not my strong point
2(representación)drawingun dibujo a lápiz/al carboncillo — a pencil/charcoal drawing
- hacer dibujos
- hace dibujos con la plata para que le alcance — she performs miracles in order to eke the money out
- hacen dibujos para pagar el colegio de los niños — they make incredible sacrifices in order to pay their children's school fees
3(estampado)patternun dibujo de flores/a rayas — a floral/striped pattern
4(de la madera)grain
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