In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal)wild animalbeast literaryarrojar / tirar a algn a las fieras — to throw sb to the lions / wolves
2(de mal carácter)cuidado con ese perro que es una fiera — mind that dog, it's fierce / vicious
- mi suegra es una fiera — my mother-in-law is a real dragon
- se puso como / hecho una fiera — he went wild
- ser una fiera para algo — to be great / fantastic at sth
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