In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(para datos)index cardla policía le abrió ficha — the police opened a file on him
2.1(de teléfono, estacionamiento)tokenintroducir la ficha por la ranura — insert the token in the slot
2.2Games(de dominó) domino(de damas) checker US(de damas) draught British(de otros juegos de mesa) counter(de ruleta, póker) chip
3Sport(contrato) signing-on fee(pago) contract
4Latin America informal(persona de cuidado)rat informal¡qué ficha resultó ser el novio de Alicia! — Alicia's fiancé turned out to be a really nasty piece of work! British informal
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