In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Spain(de una tienda)shop window¿cuánto cuesta el del escaparate? — how much is the one in the window?
- salir a ver escaparates — to go window-shopping
- el escaparate del desarrollo tecnológico del país — the showcase for the country's technological development
2Colombia(vitrina) display cabinet(aparador) sideboard
3Venezuela(armario)wardrobeno ser escaparate de nadie
- no soy escaparate de nadie — I'm sick of everyone coming to me with their problems / of everyone crying on my shoulder
- seguir con un escaparate al hombro — to carry a burden on one's shoulders
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