In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
feminine plural noun
1Latin AmericaGamesjugar a las escondidas — to play hide-and-seek
2a escondidas — secretly
- se siguen viendo a escondidas — they still see each other secretly / in secret
- a escondidas de algn
- fumaba a escondidas de sus padres — she smoked behind her parents' backs
- lo hicimos a escondidas de María para darle una sorpresa — we kept it a secret from María so that it would be a surprise for her
- se los llevó a escondidas de su jefe — she took them without her boss's knowledge
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