In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Chemistry Physicsgasuna acumulación de gases nocivos — a build-up of noxious gases
- al arder despide gases tóxicos — when it burns it emits toxic fumes
- los asfixian con gas — they gas them
- el anhídrido carbónico es un gas asfixiante — carbon dioxide is an asphyxiant
- calefacción/cocina a / de gas — gas heating/cooker
- a todo gas
- pasó a todo gas con su moto — he whizzed past at top speed / at full tilt on his bike
- trabajamos a todo gas para terminar a tiempo — we worked flat out / at full speed to finish on time
- darle gas — to step on the gas
- ¡vamos, dale gas! — come on, step on it! / step on the gas!
2Spain informal(energía)la compañía está perdiendo / se está quedando sin gas — the company is losing its thrust / impetus
- después de tres vueltas me quedé sin gas — after three laps I ran out of steam
- a medio gas
- todos están trabajando a medio gas — nobody's giving 100%
3gases masculine pluralPhysiologywindflatulence
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