In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1gloveguantes de lana/piel/goma — woolen/leather/rubber gloves
- arrojarle / tirarle el guante a algn — to throw down the gauntlet to sb
- colgar los guantes — to hang up one's gloves
- de guante blanco — non-violent
- echarle el guante a algn — to nab sb
- estar como un guante — to be sweet as pie
- recoger el guante — to take up the gauntlet
- sentar como un guante — to fit like a glove
- tratar a algn con guante de seda / (Southern Cone) con guante blanco — to handle / treat sb with kid gloves
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