In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Anatomybackes muy ancho de espaldas — he is very broad-shouldered
- perdona, te estoy dando la espalda — sorry, I've got my back to you
- me duele la espalda — my back aches
- cargado de espaldas — round-shouldered
- estaba sentado de espaldas a nosotros — he was sitting with his back to us
- vuélvete de espaldas — turn around
- nadar de espalda(s) — to swim backstroke
- los 100 metros espalda — the 100 meters backstroke
- tumbarse / tenderse de espaldas en el suelo — to lie on one's back on the floor
- caminaba con el sol a sus espaldas — he was walking with the sun behind him
- tiene muchos años de experiencia a sus espaldas — she has many years of experience behind her
- lo atacaron por la espalda — he was attacked from behind
- caerse / (Chile) irse de espaldas — to fall flat on one's back
- (de sorpresa) por poco me caigo de espaldas — you could have knocked me down with a feather
- cubrirse las espaldas — to take precautions
- echarse algo a la espalda — to take on
- hacer algo a espaldas de algn — to do sth behind sb's back
- se ríen de ella a sus espaldas — they laugh at her behind her back
- romperse la espalda — to break one's back
- tener buena espalda — to bring good luck
- tener cubiertas / guardadas las espaldas — to have one's back covered
- volverle la espalda a algn — to turn one's back on sb
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