In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
masculine and feminine noun
1(persona influyente)bigwig informalpídele chamba a tu tío, él es un gargantón — your uncle's one of the big shots, ask him for a job informal
- esos lugares están reservados para los gargantones — these places are reserved for the bigwigs
1(de caballo)decorative halter
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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