In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1nos endilgó un sermón de media hora por lo que habíamos hecho — he lectured us for half an hour / he gave us a half-hour lecture about what we'd done
- al final me endilgaron a mí el trabajito — in the end I got landed with the job
- todos los trabajos aburridos me los endilga a mí — he foists all the boring jobs on me
- como no está aquí le endilgan la culpa de todo — he isn't here so they blame him for everything / they shove the blame for everything onto him
- me endilgó a los niños y se fue a la playa — she dumped the kids on me and went off to the beach
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