In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Politics Militarywarnos declararon la guerra — they declared war on us
- están en guerra — they are at war
- hacerle la guerra a algn — to wage war on / against sb
- cuando estalló la guerra — when war broke out
- los soldados se iban a la guerra — the soldiers were going off to war / to fight in the war
- los niños jugaban a la guerra — the children were playing soldiers
- le tienen declarada la guerra a la pornografía — they've declared war on pornography
2informal(problemas)troublehassle informalestos niños me dan mucha guerra — these kids give me a lot of hassle / trouble
- quieren/buscan guerra — they're looking for trouble
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