In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Mechanics Transportbrakerevisaron los frenos — they checked the brakes
- se quedó sin frenos — his brakes failed
- frenos traseros — rear / back brakes
- ¡echa el freno, Magdaleno! — keep your hair on!
3(contención)hay que poner freno a estos abusos — we must curb these abuses
- esto supondría un freno al desarrollo del programa — this would slow the program down / hold the program back
- si no ponen freno al excesivo gasto público — if they do not put a brake on / curb / check excessive public spending
4frenos (masculine plural)
Mexico(para los dientes)braces USbrace British
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