In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Southern Cone, Colombia(desnudar)to undresslo empelotó para bañarlo — she took his clothes off / undressed him to give him a bath
2Peru(hacer caso)to take notice of
1Southern Cone, Colombia(desnudarse)to take one's clothes offto get undressedto strip off informal
2Peru(buscar atención)to be a pest informalto be an attention seekerlo hace para empelotarse — he does it to attract attention (to himself)
- Termine de empelotar a las 2 y me desvestí.
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